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Carter County woman dies after being mauled by dogs

Posted on: May 11th, 2018   Categories: Sheriff Office News

Officials said a woman was attacked and killed by a neighbor’s dogs on Thursday night.

Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant said the victim — whose name has not yet been released — was attacked by seven dogs and later died from her injuries.

Bryant said the incident happened before 10 p.m. at a residence just east of Ardmore on Banyon Road. He said one of the dogs was a pit bull; the others were medium-sized dogs of other breeds, all with the same owner.

“Once we were notified that this female had succumbed to her injuries, the owner of the dogs decided to put the dogs down,” Sheriff Bryant said.

There have been no arrests. Bryant said he believes the victim lived in the area of the attack.

“It’s really scary because my kids play out here all the time,” one neighbor told KTEN. “Even if I’m out here with them, it’s just scary having dogs roaming around attacking people.”

There is no “leash law” in unincorporated areas of Carter County.

“Most municipalities do, but the county does not,” Sheriff Bryant said. “Just be aware of your surroundings and if you have any issues with livestock or animals or anything like that, please give us a call.”

The sheriff said the autopsy results will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office to determine if the owner of the dogs will face charges.

Originally published at KTEN


Officials identify woman killed in Ardmore dog attack

Officials have identified a woman who was killed after being attacked by seven dogs.

The Carter County Sheriff’s Office says 52-year-old Tracy Garcia died after the dogs attacked her near her home last week.

“From what it appeared, about seven dogs had attacked her,” said Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant.

As first responders on the scene tried to help the woman, the dogs turned on them.

“Unfortunately, yes, we had to shoot one dog,” said Bryant. “It did charge our deputies and to protect our deputies, as well as the medical personnel, we did have to put down a dog.”

The sheriff says the remaining dogs were euthanized at the owner’s request.

As far as charges go, Bryant says the investigation is on-going and the district attorney has been contacted.

Originally published on KFOR.com by K. Butcher – May 16


No charges to be filed after Oklahoma woman killed by pack of dogs

No charges will be filed in the death of an Oklahoma woman, who died after being attacked by a pack of dogs.

Tracy Garcia, 52, was near her Ardmore home on May 7 when a pack of seven dogs attacked her, according to the Carter County Sheriff’s Office. She later died at the hospital.

“From what it appeared, about seven dogs had attacked her,” said Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant.

As first responders on the scene tried to help the woman, the dogs turned on them.

“Unfortunately, yes. We had to shoot one dog,” Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant told KFOR. “It did charge our deputies and to protect our deputies, as well as the medical personnel, we did have to put down a dog.”

The sheriff says the remaining dogs were euthanized.

Originally published July 3 by K. Querry at KFOR-TV