1 killed, 1 hurt after pit bull attack in NC

Photo Courtesy: WXII
Photo Courtesy: WXII

MOCKSVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – The Davie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman was attacked and killed by a dog and a second woman was injured Monday night.

At around 7 p.m. Monday, the Davie County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 243 Clark Road. Deputies had reports of a person down in the yard and a second victim being attacked by a dog.

Deputies requested assistance from the Cooleemee Police Department. An officer arrived on scene and found a dog attacking a woman. The officer shot the dog and the dog stepped away from the woman. The officer shot the dog a second time and first aid was provided to the victim.

Officers also discovered a deceased female who was identified as 48-year-old Cathy Wheatcraft of 243 Clark Road in Mocksville.

The second woman who was attacked was identified as 31-year-old Sheena Truesdale of 230 Clark Road.

The sheriff’s office said the animal in the attack is dead. The dog was identified as a pit bull belonging to Latisha Young of 249 Clark Road.

The dog had been declared a nuisance from a previous incident in May 2015 where it left the owners property and got into a fight with another dog, the Davie County Sheriff’s Office said.

Young was charged with failure to have her dogs vaccinated for rabies during that incident.

Authorities said it appeared the dog was kept inside and escaped through a window while Young was not home.

The investigation is ongoing.

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