Faulkner County, AR – On Thursday at 9:15 am, the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a 9-year old boy who was missing in Mt. Vernon. “His mother advised deputies that he went outside to check the mail. When he didn’t return a few minutes later, she looked for him and could not find him. His mother also stated that she noticed several dogs running from a field near her home,” states a press release issued by the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office. – DogsBite.org
A Vilonia man is behind bars without bond after his dogs reportedly killed 9-year-old Robert Taylor in Mt. Vernon on Thursday. Trey Edgar Wyatt, 25, faces a felony tampering with physical evidence charge. The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release Friday afternoon that Wyatt is also expected to be charged with “multiple county ordinances – Log Cabin Democrat
factU.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 370 since 1998; the last year the CDC studied fatal dog attack data by breed. In the last 8-year period of the CDC study (1991 to 1998), pit bulls averaged 2.9 deaths per year. From 2013 to 2020, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 28.4 deaths per year, an increase of over 850%.