Searcy County Woman Injured in Dog Attack

From: KTLO

A 64-year- old Searcy County woman was seriously injured Monday, after she was attacked by a pack of dogs while taking a walk.

According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell, his office was contacted about the incident around 2 p.m. When law enforcement officials arrived on scene on Shore View Road near Harriet, they found the woman, who was attacked by eight dogs, had been dragged down the road and “was injured from head to toe.”

Sheriff Cassell says when a deputy arrived on the scene, the dogs were still in the area. He says the dogs, who did not belong to the woman, have since been contained.

Searcy County Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce says in over 30 years in law enforcement, this is one of the worst cases of this nature he has ever seen.

The woman was air-flighted to Cox Medical Center in Springfield, where she is being treated for broken bones, lacerations and major blood loss.

The incident is still under investigation by members of the sheriff’s office, Arkansas State Police Criminal Division and the Arkansas Department of Health.

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