Woman dies in pit bull attack

Posted December 26, 2017

A man was severely injured and a woman was killed in a savage pit bull attack Sunday, according to to authorities.

Around 10.20am, brother-in-law James Saylor called police to tell them that the two dogs had "savagely" attacked the couple.

Around 10:20 a.m. Sunday, Lorraine Saylor, 66, was mauled by the two dogs as she was putting bird seed out in her yard at her Kentucky home in Arjay, about 200 miles southeast of Louisville and near the Tennessee border.

Johnny Saylor, Lorraine's husband came running out after hearing a commotion outside and that is when one of the dogs started attacking him.

The sheriff's statement says the husband was able to shoot both dogs.

He shot both animals, killing one and injuring the other, to fight them off but it was too late to save his wife.

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Sheriff Mitch Williams is asking the community to be alert and on the lookout for a brown pitbull. "If you see a pit bull matching that description, in the Arjay or surrounding area, call Bell County Dispatch immediately at 606-337-6174 or 911".

He already is in the Bell County Detention Center after being arrested Friday on charges of second-degree assault, domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment. "Under no circumstances are you to engage this risky animal". They say the woman died from her injuries in the attack. Her husband was hospitalized.

The names of the victims were not being release pending notification of other family members, according to Bell County Coroner Jay Steele.

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A thorough autopsy is expected to take place on Tuesday in Frankfort, Kentucky, at 9am.

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