Senior Citizen Attacked by Pit Bull


Date:       August 25, 2012
Time:       9:00 PM
On August 25, 2012 the Levy County Sheriff's Office received a frantic 9-1-1 call in reference to an animal attack.  Upon arriving at 5530 NW 97 Court Chiefland the victim, 84 years of age was bleeding profusely and had serious dog bites from his head to his legs.  The victim reported that he was mowing the grass when the pit bull dog  attacked him for no reason.  The victim fought the dog for over ten minutes before he was able to free himself and call 9-1-1 for help.
The victim had severe lacerations to his head, neck,arms and legs and he lost a tremendous amount of blood.  A trauma alert was called and the University of Florida ShandsCair responded and the victim was air-lifted to a local hospital.  The victim is listed in serious condition and currently in the intensive care unit.
Investigator Jay Crooms and the Levy County Animal Control Officer located the owner of the pit bull.  The owner had two dogs but only one dog attacked the victim.  Both dogs were seized and confined at the Levy County Animal Services. The owner of the dogs were cited and will answer in open court on September 11, 2012 for this vicious attack.

Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218