The proprietor of a pair of pit bulls that killed a Kentucky lady and injured her husband has been charged with harboring a vicious animal.
The canine s concerned within the lethal Christmas Eve assault belong to 42-year-old Johnny Dale Lankford, who’s already jailed on the Bell County Detention Heart for an unrelated incident, WBIR reported. He’s going through costs together with second diploma assault, home violence and illegal imprisonment and was being held in lieu of a $25,000 bond.
Lorraine Saylor was placing fowl seed out in her yard at her Kentucky house Sunday when she was mauled by the 2 pit bulls. Her husband, Johnny Saylor, rushed outdoors to assist solely to be attacked by the canines as nicely, in accordance with WKRN.
His brother rushed outdoors when he heard the commotion and was capable of distract the canines lengthy sufficient to permit Johnny to hurry inside and seize a pistol.
He fatally shot one of many pit bulls because it lunged at him, however the different managed to run off and remains to be lacking, in accordance ot the information station.
Responders pronounced Lorraine lifeless on the scene and Johnny was taken to a hospital with accidents to his arm and head.
Authorities are asking the neighborhood to maintain an eye fixed for the lacking canine however urged them to not have interaction with the animal ought to they arrive throughout it.