Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dogs Attack 1 Year Old Child and Couple

December 9, 2015

On December 8 at 2:45 in the afternoon the Levy County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls. Citizens were reporting a man, a woman and a child were being attacked by a pack of dogs. Deputies responded to the area of NE 75 Street and NE 105 Avenue outside of Bronson and found several large breed dogs running free. They also found three dog bite victims.

Kayula Most (26) reported to deputies she and Arthur Tyson (20) were sitting near the edge of the road waiting on a child to get off the school bus. She was also holding a 1 year old child at the time.

Tyson stated three large dogs approached them in an aggressive manner. Tyson told deputies he stood up and one of the dogs began attacking. Tyson said he began fighting the dog when the other two joined in the attack. He saw Most being bitten several times then one of the dogs grabbed the child she was holding by the upper thigh and snatched her from her grip. Tyson said he saw the dog shaking the child like a rag doll.

Most reported she began screaming and fighting the dogs. She was ultimately able to grab the child from the dog and used her body to shield her from further attack. Most sustained the more extensive injuries.  All three victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.

LCSO deputies contacted Levy County Animal Control Services who responded and impounded 11 dogs total from the home located at 7530 NE 105 Avenue. The owner, Laura Trauchber, was cited by Animal Services and had has a pending appearance in court.


Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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