Kentucky woman killed by two pit bulls and husband hurt

Kentucky woman killed by two pit bulls and husband hurt

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.

The call came in around 10:20 a.m. Sunday morning.

Steele says a necropsy will be performed next week on the dog who was shot.

Johnny Dale Lankford, 42, was already in custody on domestic violence charges when police in Arjay, Kentucky, arrested him for the animal attack which left Lorraine Brock Saylor dead and her husband Johnny injured.

The names of the victims were not being release pending notification of other family members, according to Bell County Coroner Jay Steele. When he went outside to see what the commotion was, he saw the two dogs attacking his brother.

The sheriff's statement says the husband was able to shoot both dogs. As he checked on her, the second pit bull stood a short distance away from him.

"She loved animals and every morning she would go out and put wild bird seed out on a metal roof of a little work shed they had there and feed then birds", said Steele. They say the woman died from her injuries in the attack.

Johnny was admitted to the Pineville Community Hospital but not before he had made the necessary arrangements to have his wife's body taken care of.

Lorraine will be autopsied at 9 a.m. on Monday.

One dog was fatally shot as it lunged at him.

According to the BCSD Facebook page, Sheriff Mitch Williams is asking the community to be on the lookout for the brown and white pit bull that ran off after being injured.

Animal control and the Bell County Sheriff's department are now searching for the other dog. One can get in touch with Bell County Dispatch at 606-337-6174 or simply dial 911 if one happens to come across the crippled creature.

The two dogs did not belong to the couple.

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

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.