Kentucky police say woman killed, husband hurt in dog attack

Geneva Matthews
December 26, 2017

The owner of a pair of pit bulls that killed a Kentucky woman and injured her husband has been charged with harboring a vicious animal.

Two pitbulls are suspected in the death of Lorraine Brock Saylor, 66, on Sunday morning.

Johnny was able to get away and grab his gun and shot at the dogs, killing one. The other dog ran off near Country Lane.

Bell County Coroner Jay Steele says Johnny suffered a bite on his head, arm and hand. The couple's names weren't immediately released.

Lorraine Saylor was declared dead at the scene. "It's overwhelming the circumstances and what he found", Steele said.

Animal control and the Bell County Sheriff's department are now searching for the other dog. It is not known who, if anyone, was watching over the dogs when they attacked the Saylors.

"Tragically the woman died from her injuries in the attack", the department said. The dog, which was wounded, had returned to the neighborhood and was put down by the Bell County Sheriff's Department and Bell County Animal Shelter.

Lankford now also faces charges of harboring a vicious animal after authorities said his two pit bulls attacked a couple and killed a woman.

It comes about a week after a 22-year-old Virginia woman was mauled by two of her pet pit bulls while she was going for a walk.

The Bell County Sheriff's Department determined the dogs do not belong to the couple. Following the attack, MA councilor Rodney Elliot proposed a citywide ban on pit bulls.

James Saylor said he is still just trying to understand the attack. "I think we have to take a measure to do what it takes to prevent that from happening again".

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