Wednesday, February 5, 2020


76-year-old man killed by four dogs in Attala Co.

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) -An Attala County community shocked tonight after a 76-year-old disabled man is mauled to death by four dogs. It happened Thursday on Highway 14 West at a home in the Palestine community.
Sheriff Tim Nail identifies the victim as Harvey Harmon, Jr.
“It hard to imagine you live for 76 years and in an instance like that you die from a dog attack that. I am sure was very horrifying,” said Sheriff Tim Nail.
According to the sheriff, two pit bulls and two mixed breed strays mauled Harvey Harmon, Jr. January 30th on Highway 14 in his front yard. When deputies arrived, the wheelchair bound man found on the ground, dead. The motive for the killing is still a mystery.
"No, we haven't had any complaints about the dogs are that they attacked anybody or anyone, so it seems like it was just a random act," Sheriff Nail.
Two dogs were put down after killing the elderly man.
“The individual who own the dogs, which was kin to Mr. Harvey agreed to have them euthanized all except for one stray that got away from us,” said Nail.

Stephanie Wingard lives near where the attack happened.
"They say there is still one the loose, so if he got a taste of blood they will continue to attack, so I walk my grandson out every morning. If my daughter can't pick him up is out here to get him."
Wingard says she knew the 76-year-old and his family. She and neighbors are heartbroken by the news and are praying for the family.
“He was a very sweet man. If you ever come down this road. He is always outside he loves outside. No one needs to go that way, no one. Just very saddening.”
The sheriff says no charges have been filed, but the case is still under investigation.


A 76-year-old man who used a wheelchair was killed last week after being attacked by a pack of dogs in Attala County.

Harvey J. Harmon, 76, was at his home on Mississippi 14 W in the Palestine community when he was attacked in his front yard, said Attala County Coroner Sam Bell.

The incident occurred around 10 a.m. last Thursday. Harmon appeared to be have been dragged from his wheelchair by the four dogs, Bell said. Harmon died on scene of "blunt force trauma due to a  PIT BULL ATTACK."

According to Bell, two of the dogs belonged to Harmon's nephew while the two others were strays. A veterinarian arrived on scene and put three of the dogs down. The fourth dog managed to run off, he said. 

Bell said the nephew and the dogs lived with Harmon and, to his knowledge, the attack was unprovoked

2020 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 5  (3 adults + 2 infants )


IN - 1 (4)
KY - 1 (1)
MS - 1 (5)
NM - 1 (2)
OH - 1 (3) 

Family's Pit Killed Infant in Bedroom
Friend's Pit Killed Man in his own Yard
Relative's Pit Killed Elderly Man Sitting in Wheelchair in yard
Parent's Pit Killed 4 month old with Mother Sleeping in same room
Pack of Dogs on Indian Reservation Killed Woman Walking on the Street 

1)  1-8 - Kay Torres - 52 - Taos Pueblo NM - Mauled to death by a Pack of Dogs mid morning on Wednesday, January 8 - The longtime teacher's backpack was found in the street and the dogs were standing over her - She had many dog bites to her body.

2) 1-9 - McKenzie Terwell - 4 months old - Dayton OH - The father returned home to find the infant on the floor not breathing - He  told the dispatcher that a family member was supposed to be watching the child - The child bled to death  -  A neighbor said that they had seen 3 to 4 pit bulls in the yard this summer - Reports say she was attacked by 1 pit and it was ruled "AN ACCIDENT - However, now they are reporting that the mother was asleep on the couch and had taken prescription drugs and did not hear the dog kill the baby.

3) 1-10 - Donald W. Abner - 55 -  Conway, Rockcastle County KY -  Police were called around 3:40am on Friday morning by neighbors who said there was a commotion in a yard nearby - One article reported that a girl friend of the victim who was staying with him at the home and owned the Pit Bull was standing near the body jumping on him and ordering the pit bull to attack him - Police were met by the very aggressive pit and they shot it to gain access to the victim - The woman was traumatized by the attack and was taken to a hospital for observation - The victim had bites on his head and face but autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog - The woman was arrested for using a pit bull as a weapon against the man.

4) 1-25 - Julian Connell - 26 days old - Lafayette IN - It was reported that the infant was in a bedroom and the pit bull began fighting the beagle - apparently in the same room - a teenage brother managed to take the beagle out but later returned and the pit bull was standing over the baby that had injuries to head and neck - The teenage brother called 911 - It appears the mother was in the home at the time. 

5) 1-30 - Harvey J. Harmon - 76 - Attala County MS - The elderly man was in his wheelchair in the yard when 4 dogs said to be pit bulls attacked him dragging him from the chair and killing him - Two of the pits belonged to his nephew who lived with him and two appeared to be strays that hung out around them - Three of them were put down immediately and one was said to have escaped. 

1 comment:

Antidogbite said...

Why do people still act surprised when pits attack unprovoked.