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Kentucky woman killed, husband injured in Christmas Eve pit bull attack

Kentucky woman killed, husband injured in Christmas Eve pit bull attack

The two dogs did not belong to the couple.

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

Investigators discovered that the dogs belonged to Johnny Dale Lankford, who was being held in the Bell County Detention Center on charges of second-degree assault, domestic violence, and second-degree unlawful imprisonment from December 22.

"Under no circumstances are you to engage this risky animal", they urged. When he went out on his porch, he was suddenly attacked by the two pit bulls. "It's overwhelming the circumstances and what he found", Steele said.

The Bell County Sheriff's department confirmed to WYMT a woman was killed following a dog attack.

Update: names released in deadly dog attack
Owner of dogs that killed Kentucky woman charged

The husband survived and was transported to an area hospital with unspecified injuries.

Two pit bulls mauled one of their neighbors to death on Christmas Eve. And the other ran off and wasn't found until 2 p.m. Monday.

The Bell County Sheriff's Department determined the dogs do not belong to the couple. One of the pitbulls was shot and killed while the other ran off.

Investigators with the sheriff's office are warning residents no to engage with the risky animal if scene.

Also responding to the scene was Bell County EMS, Bell County Coroner Jay Steele, Bell County Animal Control Officer Patsy Bracken and assistance from the Kentucky State Police Post 10. 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.

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