Officials investigate dog attack against elderly woman

Published 9:36 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2017

BYHALIA (AP) — A north Mississippi sheriff has seized seven dogs suspected of attacking an 82-year-old woman.

WREG-TV reports that the dogs attacked Sheena Rose Tuesday while she was walking on a rural road in Marshall County, causing injuries to her scalp, neck and arm that led Rose to be hospitalized.

Neighbors say the dogs have been a problem in the neighborhood near Byhalia for some time.

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Marshall County Sheriff’s Maj. David Cook says none of the dogs meet county rules for registrations and vaccinations. Cook says a man claimed some of the dogs, indicating a woman owns some others.

Cook declined to release the names of the owners, saying the county prosecutor is reviewing possible criminal charges against owners.