LINARY COMMUNITY, CROSSVILLE TN - A TRUCK DRIVER FROM KENTUCKY STOPPED IN TENNESSEE TO VISIT A RELATIVE WHO HAD A LARGE MALE PIT THAT HAD ALREADY ATTACKED 4 OTHER PEOPLE....HE WAS AIRLIFTED TO UTMC KNOXVILLE!!!
A Kentucky truck driver passing through stopped to visit relatives in the Linary community but he didn’t leave in his tractor-trailer rig. He was flown to a regional trauma center after being attacked by the relative’s dog.
Cledus Ousley, 60, Prestonburg, KY, was identified as the victim who was taken by ambulance from the scene on Lige Dr. to a helicopter that landed in the parking lot of the Linary Church of Christ.
The incident took place July 2, according to a report just released by the sheriff’s office.
According to Deputy Rod Jackson’s report, he found Ousley sitting in the cab of his truck “and was in very bad shape. The dog bites were severe,” and bone was exposed in some locations.
Before he was airlifted to The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Ousley told the deputy that he had been visiting his nephew for over an hour in the 700 block of Lige Rd. when a large male PIT BULL “suddenly attacked him for no apparent reason.”
The owner of the dog heard the commotion and was able to pull the dog off Ousley, but not until after the man was seriously injured.
Jackson wrote the owner told him it was the fifth time the dog had attacked someone, including the owner. The dog’s shots were up to date but the owner told the deputy that he would probably have to put the dog down because of the attacks.
Animal control was notified of the incident and gave the same advice to the dog owner, according to the report.