Wednesday, November 29, 2017

MARSHALL COUNTY AL - 4 DOGS AT FIRST SAID TO BE PIT BULL MIX AND ARE NOW BEING CALLED "MIXED BREED" MAULED 2 WOMEN ON JASON ROAD: TRACEY PATTERSON CORNELIUS, 46, OF GUNTERSVILLE IS DEAD AND THE OTHER WOMAN IS SERIOUSLY INJURED

(Source: WAFF Staff)
WAAY 31 learned more Thursday about the dog attack in Guntersville that left a woman dead and injured another.  The family of the woman who died in the attack told WAAY 31 Thursday she was related to the owner of those dogs.
The family didn't want to go on camera, but they said the surviving victim was going for a walk right along Jason Rd.  just south of Guntersville when the 4 dogs attacked.
They don't know why they attacked.
At that point, 46 year old Tracey Patterson Cornelius came out of her home to help the woman being attacked by the dogs.
That's when those dogs turned on her and started biting her.
The family said Cornelius's own dog then came out to protect her.
They told WAAY 31 that dog passed away from injuries it sustained during the attack.
The family said that Tracey, "died a hero trying to save someone else."
Marshall County Animal Control told WAAY 31 the 4 dogs responsible for the attack are currently being held at the B&A Animal Hospital in Boaz.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department said the dogs are likely to be put down.
WAAY 31 did some digging Thursday and we found out that Marshall County only has one Animal Control officer for the entire county.
The County Commission for Marshall County told WAAY 31 that more animal control officers would not have helped in this situation, but he said he's always evaluating staffing levels for county departments. 

http://www.waaytv.com/content/news/461124043.html

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/news/20171129/marshall-county-woman-killed-another-injured-in-dog-attack

VIDEO:  http://www.rocketcitynow.com/news/one-killed-one-seriously-injured-in-dog-attack/868807584

VIDEO:  http://www.waaytv.com/content/news/One-dead-in-Guntersville-dog-attack-dog-still-loose-460806253.html


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GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
A 46-year-old Guntersville woman was mauled to death and another woman was seriously injured after four dogs attacked them.
On Wednesday morning just after 8 o'clock, authorities in Guntersville were dispatched to Jason Road, which is located off of Alabama Highway 79 in reference to dogs attacking two women.
Investigators say four dogs mauled two women. As a result of the attack Tracey Patterson Cornelius, 46, of Guntersville was killed and another seriously injured. The woman who was injured is receiving treatment at this time.
Marshall County Animal Control was able to capture the dogs involved in the attack except for one.
Investigators say that dog is a WHITE MIX BREED. The Animal Control Officer also captured other dogs at large in that area.
http://www.waff.com/story/36953934/4-dogs-kill-guntersville-woman-seriously-injure-another
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A dog attack in Marshall County has killed one woman and seriously injured another.
Emergency crews from Guntersville and Marshall County responded to Jason Road at 8:00 Wednesday morning in reference to dogs attacking two women. The area is off of Alabama Highway 79 south.

Marshall County Sheriff Scott Walls described the scene as horrific. “It’s a sad, sad situation. It’s all family in this particular area. It’s just very unfortunate.”

Investigators say FOUR DOGS  mauled the two women. One woman, identified as Tracey Patterson Cornelius, 46, of Guntersville was killed. The other woman, a family friend, was seriously injured and is being treated. Her name isn’t released.
Sheriff Walls says the women were apparently familiar with the dogs.  "Evidently, the ladies were trying to break up a fight between the dogs, and that's how it got started Of course, from there it just got out of hand quickly. Just a terrible situation.”
The Marshall County Animal Control officer captured all four of the dogs involved in the attack. Sheriff Walls says they haven’t had any reports involving the dogs in the past. “The family says there have been no issues among the dogs. It’s something we’re going to investigate to see if there are issues and talk with some of the neighbors in the area.”
The dogs are in the care of animal control. They’ll be tested for rabies and most likely “humanely destroyed,” as the sheriff explained it. As for the possibility of anyone facing charges; that will come with the investigation.
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2017/11/former_mobile_county_deputy_bo_1.html

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Four dogs attacked two women on Jason Road Wednesday morning, authorities said.
A Guntersville woman was killed and another woman seriously injured by a pack of dogs Wednesday morning, Marshall County authorities said.
Tracey Patterson Cornelius, 46, was killed by four dogs on Jason Road around 8 a.m., according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.
One of the dogs, a white PIT BULL MIX, is still loose, authorities said. The three others have been captured by Marshall County Animal Control. Other loose dogs found in the area also were rounded up, they said.
The sheriff's office said it's investigating what led to the attack.

http://www.waaytv.com/content/news/One-dead-in-Guntersville-dog-attack-dog-still-loose-460806253.html

2017 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 29   (13 children - 16 adults)

PIT BULL - 17
PIT BULL MIX - 1
PIT BULL/BOXER MIX - 1
2 DOGS - A PIT BULL AND A MIXED BREED DOG - 1 
PIT BULLS AND GERMAN SHEPHERDS POSSIBLY MIXED - 1
BOERBOEL - 1
GERMAN SHEPHERD - 2
MASTIFF/GREAT DANE MIX - 1
2 ENGLISH MASTIFFS - 1 
ROTTWEILER - 1
MIXED BREED DOG - 1 (Redding CT)
GIANT SCHNAUZER MIX AND LABRADOR RETRIEVER MIX - 1

AL-1
AZ-1
CA-1
CT-1
FL-1
GA-3
KY-1
MA-1
MD-1
MI-1
MS-1
NC-2
NV-1
NY-1
OH-4
OK - 1
PA-2
TN-1
TX-3
VA-1

1)  1-17 LOGAN BRAATZ - 6 - ATLANTA GA - The boy was walking to his school bus stop with other children and some adults when 2 loose pit bull dogs began attacking them - It was reported that Logan was eviscerated, his friend Syrai Sanders was scalped and another child was injured - Although neighbors came running with sticks, knives and whatever they could find, the attack was deadly and swift and the dogs continued to circle and attempt to attack - The dog owner said his dogs had a fence but "SOMEHOW" got out.

2) 1-17 SKYLAR DEAN JULIUS - 2-MONTHS-OLD - SAN MARCOS TX - The father was caring for the infant girl while the mother was at work - He fell asleep for around 20 minutes and when he woke up the baby had been mauled by the family German Shepherd they had had for over 8 years and it was reported that the dog "had never shown aggression before".

3) 2-13 LOUISE HERMIDA - 75 - QUEENS NY - The elderly woman was mauled by her large dog that had been adopted almost 6 years ago. The breed is said to be a Mastiff or a Mastiff/Great Dane mix.  Neighbors say as many as 10 dogs lived at the apartment.  Her 39-year-old son, who has autism, attempted to put the dog in its cage and he was bitten on the leg. 

4) 2-16 UNIDENTIFIED 5-YEAR-OLD BOY - CLARKSVILLE TN - Emergency personnel were called at 8:20am on a Thursday morning to a report that the Family's two English Mastiffs reported to be about 6-months-old had mauled the child. The boy died from extensive injuries.

5) 2-28 VALENTIN HERRERA - 76 -  LINCOLN HEIGHTS CA - He was mauled by 2 pit bulls on February 2 while walking his small dog Dodger - Dodger was killed - He was knocked down during the attack and could have further received head injuries .......

6) 3-23 JASE PATRICK FOHS -  8-MONTHS - LUSBY CALVERT COUNTY MD - The family pit bull latched on to the child and was still attacking when officers arrived only minutes after the call - An officer had to shoot the dog to stop its mauling but the baby died.

7) 4-6  CECILLE SHORT - 82 -  AND HER LITTLE DOG - OKLAHOMA CITY OK - Cecille was taking her pet dog for a walk when they were attacked by 2 large pit bulls - A passerby in a car saw the attack and called 911 - Police arrived and shot one and hit the other with their vehicle because they could not get out of their vehicle but it was too late for the victims!!!  Witnesses describe the elderly woman as being almost decapitated.

8) 4-26  MAURICE BROWN - 60 - DAYTON OH - Neighbor's heard screaming and crying for help after 4am and dogs barking and began calling 911 - Police arrived and had to shoot a pit bull that apparently broke free from a chain in a backyard and attacked the man - 4 dogs were taken from the property.

9) 4-27 LISA GREEN - 32 - UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP PA - Neighbors heard the woman being attacked by her 3 1/2-year-old male pit bull/boxer mix on the rear deck of her home - They offered the dog ham and it didn't stop the attack - They hit it with a stick and it crunched the stick - Then an off-duty police chief  who lived nearby was called and he shot the dog in its leg and that finally stopped the attack but the woman had suffered great blood loss and was pronounced dead at the hospital - It was reported that she had had the dog for 2 1/2 years - Neighbors reported that the dog was biting on her neck. 

10) 5-1  JANE MARIE EGLE - 59- ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE CO NC - A call was made to 911 about an aggressive dog and when deputies arrived they found Jane Egle unconscious and appeared to have animal bites - the aggressive dog would not let anyone inside the home - They finally subdued the animal and it was reported it died - Seven dogs were taken from the home - 6 Boerboels and 1 Great Pyrenees - According to a relative, her Facebook and Instagram she bred these very large aggressive dogs for sale - Behavior analysts evaluated the dogs and recommended they be put down due to their aggressiveness - But the Great Pyrenees will not be put down and it was determined it was not a threat to society. 

11) 5-8  KAMIKO DAO TSUDA-SAELEE - 6 MO OLD GIRL - LAS VEGAS NV - First Responders were called to a home around 1pm where a 6-month-old baby was fatally mauled by the family's pit bull they had had for 9 years -  The mother was home with the baby and it was reported that she went to the bathroom and left the baby in her walker with the dog - when she returned the pit was attacking the baby and she got it off but it was too late - The child was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 

12) 5-12 - SANDRA KAISER - 71 - REDDING CT - She was attacked by her own dog at her home - The breed is said to be a "Mixed Breed" and it was a "Rescue Dog" that had been living at that home for about 6 years -  An autopsy was to be conducted...not much information on this one.

13) 5-28 - SUSANNAH JEAN MURRAY- 3 WEEKS - GRAND RAPIDS MI - The infant was left inside a home sleeping with 3 pit bulls free to roam the house on the late afternoon of Thursday May 27 - An adult went inside to check on the child after a reportedly 5 minutes and found the child bitten on the head with one of the pit bulls near her with blood on its mouth - The baby underwent surgery but died on the early morning of Friday 28.

14) 6-1 - MARGARET M. COLVIN - 91 - VIRGINIA BEACH VA - The granddaughter reported that the dog was adopted from a rescue on Wednesday and was brought home and on that day the elderly grandmother was either knocked down or fell inside her bedroom and the 1-year-old 50-pound American Pit Bull Terrier mauled her in a approximately 5-minute attack - The woman died on Thursday.

15) 6-9 - MARCO JUNIOR (MJ) RAYA - 1 YEAR - PHOENIX AZ - The grandmother was caring for the child and had put him down in a bedroom - She then opened an ?outside? door and the Rottweiler came in and grabbed the baby from the room and dragged him outside - An officer arrived and shot the dog to end the attack on the baby and he was rushed to a local trauma center and was later pronounced dead from his injuries - The Rottweiler belonged to a family member.

16) 7-11 - VINSON TUCKER - 79 - MCCREARY COUNTY KY - It appears that the elderly man had gone to a junk yard owned by Mike Stephens who also runs a towing and wrecker service just down the road to pay a bill - Neighbors say the dogs stay at the businesses and also at Stephens home and this has been going on for quite a few years as there have been liters of puppies also seen on the property and on facebook - At this first writing one video reports that there was a surveillance camera and a detective reported that there was a dog on each arm and on each leg .....so at least 4   !!!!!PITS????? MIXED WITH SOMETHING - 

17) 7-20 - MICHAEL PARKS - 60 - FOSTORIA OH - He was letting his unleashed pit bull outside around 11pm when the dog ran across the street and began fighting another pit being walked on a leash by its owner - Parks attempted to stop the pit fight and was bitten on a recently installed dialysis shunt and began bleeding profusely - He was pronounced dead later that night at the hospital - The article does not say which dog bit him or if both pits bit him.

18) 7-27 -  JACOB BROOKS - 4 - EL PASO TX - Neighbors report the 4 dogs were aggressive and they often heard them fighting and growling at night - They also report that they often had seen the children playing on the enclosed trampoline and the dogs would not let the children get off - One article is now reporting a neighbor saying the dogs are PIT BULLS AND GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX DOGS.

19) 8-1 - PARIS ADAMS -  20-MONTHS - HARTWELL,  HART COUNTY GA - The toddler was being cared for at his grandmother's home - Apparently the family (mother, aunt, boyfriends, etc.  were involved in the PIT BREEDING BUSINESS!!!- She says that 2 of the pits charged out of the door into the backyard when she opened it and began mauling the child - Apparently...at first readings...911 was not called and the child was not taken directly to hospital ER...instead she drove to another residence to pick up the child's mother (her daughter) and then they drove to an urgent care facility - Where the child was pronounced dead...before police arrived!!! - She was arrested and charged with 2nd degree Murder, manslaughter and cruelty to children and released on $50,000 bail.

20) 8-19 - MICHAEL JAMES OBERGAS - 8-WEEKS-OLD  - HOUSTON TX - The infant was in a bassinet when the parents stepped away - 2 family dogs, a GIANT SCHNAUZER MIX AND A LABRADOR RETRIEVER MIX fatally mauled him - The latest article states one of the dogs was able to open a secured bedroom door and mauled the baby but it did not say which dog did this.

21) 8-26 - ALICIA MALAGON - 76 - CALHOUN COUNTY FL - She was looking after her daughter and son-in-law's dogs while they were away on vacation and took her small dachshund with her to check on them - A pit bull named "Blue" attacked her dachshund and when she came to her dog's aid the pit turned on her biting her over her entire body but especially on her right leg she had a laceration that was extremely deep - She managed to crawl to use a phone but passed out before first responders arrived - She died from her injuries.

22) 9-20 - CONNIE STOREY - 61 - BEATLINE COMMUNITY OF NESHOBA MS - She was attacked on Sept 8 while feeding her son's pit bull and had been hospitalized since the attack - It is reported that both her legs had to be amputated - She succumbed to the horrific injuries  on Weds Sept 20. 

23) 9-20 - UNIDENTIFIED 1-MO-OLD INFANT BOY - KNOX COUNTY OH - The baby was sleeping in a bassinet and in the care of its father when around 6:12am the father found the child with its head mauled - The father had 2 pit bulls inside the home - This first story says that he said "one of his dogs" attacked the boy - When asked on the 911 call if he needed the dispatcher to walk him through CPR he told them that the child's head injuries were too severe - The baby was pronounced dead at the home - It was determined that their 7-year-old pit bull killed the infant in the bassinet. 

24) 9-27 - KATHY SUE NICHELSON - 61 - CHERRY LOG, GILMER CO GA - She was mauled relentlessly by her friend's son's pit bull when she got out of her car to walk up the driveway - A passerby saw her on the ground and stopped to render aid but the pit attacked him as well - He was able to get inside his vehicle and call 911 - Law enforcement and EMS arrived and finally had to shoot the pit in order to get to the victim - Neighbors report that the dog had a long history of biting people - The dog owner was later stopped in his vehicle along with his wife and small bags in their car tested positive for meth and he was arrested and charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless conduct.  

25) - 10-21 - JAVIAN CANDOLARIO - 7 - LOWELL MA - Javian had been playing outside with other children and his older brother when he was mauled by a neighbor's 2 PIT BULLS inside their poorly constructed fence - There were as many as 15 witnesses but none knew what to do to save the boy and as far as I have read none can say exactly how or why the child got inside the fence - There were gaps around the gate that was over a driveway and he could have easily stepped inside to get a ball or he could have been pulled inside by the very large pit bulls - He was reportedly already dead as first responders arrived - The pits could have just as easily jumped the fence!!!

26) 11-3 - SOPHIA BOOTH - 2-WEEK-OLD GIRL - CLEVELAND OH- Neighbors report that the 4-year-old German Shepherd seem to be a "guard dog" and they kept their distance - The dog was in a kitchen area blocked off by some type of barrier or gate and the infant was in a bedroom - The dog somehow broke through the barrier and fatally mauled the baby. 

27) 11-4 - 69-YEAR-OLD MAN - HAMLET RICHMOND CO NC -  MAULED BY 2 OF HIS 5 DOGS - A PIT BULL AND MIXED BREED  DOG - Neighbors report that he walked his "many" dogs early every morning - He would walk 2 dogs....then walk 2 more....but he always would walk his black and white pit bull by itself because it was "SO ENERGETIC"!!! -A next door neighbor reported that the 2 dogs, R J and Little J, began fighting earlier and the man broke them up - but they must have "retaliate" - because he stopped their pit fighting so they redirected and  began mauling their own owner. 

28) 11-23 -  UNIDENTIFIED MAN - PHILADELPHIA PA - A neighbor said she gave the man a plate of food to eat just before he walked on next door and 4 PIT BULLS at another neighbor's house began attacking him - Officers were called and shot one of the pits off him and the other 3 pits ran back into the house - The attack happened around 9pm and the man died around 10pm at the hospital - Further information as to the name of the victim and the name of the owner of the 4 vicious pit bulls has not been released.

29) 11-29 -  TRACEY PATTERSON CORNELIUS - 46 - GUNTERSVILLE MARSHALL COUNTY AL - The surviving victim was going for a walk when the 4 pit bulls attacked her. Tracey Patterson Cornelius heard the attack and came out to her aid and the dogs turned on her -  Her dog also came out and was killed in the attack  -  Comments to stories state that the dogs belonged to her brother/and or a family member - Marshall County Sheriff stated it was a horrific attack - The County has only one AC officer for the entire county. 


PENDING - 5-7 JAMES DERLE PATTERSON - 63 - JACKSONS' GAP TALLAPOOSA COUNTY AL-  Patterson was riding a small gas-powered scooter about a mile from his home on Alf Road- A caller reported the incident at 4:13pm that "dogs" had attacked a man - He was found unresponsive with wounds consistent with a dog attack and was pronounced dead at 5:37pm -  He was found about 15 yards from where his scooter was found..... in the road - The road is a dead end and located in a rural secluded area - There were "beware of dog" signs posted on the property - The breed or breeds of the dogs have not been identified. 


PENDING - SHARON LINDEMAN - 75 - JOHNSON COUNTY AR -The elderly woman was found in her driveway on Monday, Oct. 30,  by her younger sister who had left for work around 8am and came home around 4:15pm to find her dead in the driveway with deep gashes, scratches and injuries consistent with a dog attack - Her body was sent to state crime lab for autopsy - Stray dogs have been an ongoing problem in the area.  



NON-BITE DOG RELATED DEATH

1) 3-18 - JOHN BRUNO - 5 - WARRINGTON TWP PA - John was playing in the snow on Wednesday, March 15, when his family looked out and saw him down on the ground with the family dog tugging at his scarf around his neck - He was unresponsive and first responders gave him CPR and he was rushed to a hospital - He died on Saturday, March 18 - Investigators report that he suffered ligature strangulation from the  HOUND MIX  pulling on his scarf.

2) 6-8 - SHIRLEY WRIGHT - 89 - TOLEDO OH - On May 6, 2017, the elderly woman was working in her yard when a neighbor's dog charged at her knocking her down on concrete.  She was hospitalized and died on June 8 of complications from her injuries - Her family filed a suit in Lucas County Court against the neighbors. 

3) 8-2 - WILLIAM GAMBLE - 66 - PALM COAST FL - He was walking his Staffordshire bull terrier on July 30 in his neighborhood when a dog said to be a Plott Hound began attacking his dog - Witnesses say the Plott Hound, that had a history of aggression, came out of its collar while being walked by one of its owners...a female - His dog was injured and he was knocked over or he fell injuring his knee - It is not clear if he was bitten by either dog during the attack but he made it back home and collapsed in his garage - He was able to tell his wife that he had been attacked by a dog before he went unconscious - He apparently suffered a series of heart attacks and died on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

4) 10-10 - PATRICIA CROSBY - 53 - DETROIT MI - She was walking to her babysitting job when a pit bull attacked her - Michael Williams a neighborhood watchman heard her screaming for help and ran to her and he had his licensed to carry gun on him which he pulled out and attempted to shoot the pit bull off her - He shot the land shark but then the victim realized she was also shot - She died after arriving at the hospital.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what mixed breed it was. A pit bull mixed with nanny dog, mixed with Staffordshire Terrier, mixed with pit bull. Just by behavior alone, I can tell you what breed the dogs were. I don't need pictures or DNA tests.

What is surprising is, nutters get fighting dogs, and when their fighting dogs fight, they try and break up the fight. If nutters chose normal dogs, yes, it is possible to break up a fight without receiving injuries. However, when pit bulls are fighting, LET THEM FIGHT! Go in the house and call 911! Pit bulls are hardwired to fight until death. It doesn't matter if it's the pit bulls death, or yours.

Death dogs doing what death dogs do. No one should be surprised, or shocked, or sad anymore.

Keep advocating for pit bulls nutters! Prove all of us wrong as the list of dead victims grows. I'm just happy that pit bulls are turning on their nutter owners more and more. We can't fix stupid.

I thought man biters were culled? Such a twisted concept. It's okay if a pit bull rips apart another living being but not its owner. No, that was trained out of every pit bull alive. Yeah, good luck with that nutters!