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Local woman attacked by dogs


A 64 year old Searcy County woman was seriously injured on Monday afternoon, March 1, 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 at approximately 2:00 p.m. When law enforcement officials arrived on scene on Shore View Road near Harriet, they found the woman, who was attacked by eight (8) dogs, had been dragged down the road and was injured from head to toe.

When Searcy County Deputy Dakotah Springstead arrived on scene the dogs were still in the area. Cassell said the dogs, who did not belong to the woman, have since been contained.

Searcy County Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce stated in over thirty (30) years in law enforcement, this is one of the worst cases of this nature that 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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