PINE BLUFF (KTHV) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office stated that a man was mauled to death by a group of pit bulls outside of CJ’s Garage at 300 Thomas Road Saturday morning.
According to officials, the first deputy arrived on the scene to find 36-year-old De’Trick Johnson of Pine Bluff under attack from seven pit bulls. When one of the dogs attempted to attack the deputy, he was forced to taze it. The dog wasn’t fazed by the tazer, so the deputy was forced to shoot it. Reports state that more law enforcement along with Animal Control arrived on the scene to break up the attack. They killed three of the dogs and captured two. Officials are still searching for the one pit bull that escaped.
According to Pine Bluff resident Tom Calvert, his daughter drove up on the scene and saw Johnson attempting to fight off the dogs. She then called him to come for help.
“My daughter called, and she was upset saying ‘Dad, come down to CJ’s Garage! There’s dogs chewing this man up,” said Calvert.
Calvert told THV11, that as he drove up on the scene he saw one of the pit bulls charging at a deputy. The officer then shot the dog causing the rest of the pack to scatter.
“It’s hard to describe, the man was just chewed up. The dogs just mauled him like a pack of wolves attacking someone,” added Calvert.
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