2019-09-25 20:13:02 UTC
[The owner's name, which is found in the police report but redacted in
all of these articles, is Rodnee Herald.]
KCSO: Woman taken to hospital following reported dog attack
Posted: Aug 23, 2019 / 05:58 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 23, 2019 / 06:56 PM EDT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) The Knox County Sheriffs Office says it is
investigating a reported dog attack that occurred in South Knox
According to KCSO, officers responded to the incident in the 6000
block of Crescent Drive around 2 p.m. Friday.
A woman was reportedly being attacked by dogs, KCSO said.
She was taken to the hospital but her condition was unknown Friday
No further information, such as the circumstances surrounding the
attack or the number of dogs, was available.
KCSO saying the investigation is ongoing.
Four dogs euthanized after South Knox County mauling attack
Posted: Aug 28, 2019 / 03:53 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 28, 2019 / 11:43 PM EDT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) Four of the five dogs that attacked a young
woman at a South Knox County property last week were euthanized on
Monday; the fifth dog had been shot and killed by responding deputies
the day of the attack.
Incident reports released by the Knox County Sheriffs Office
Wednesday detail what witnesses and dog owners told law enforcement
following a vicious dog attack Friday in South Knox County.
According to KCSO investigators, a 19-year-old woman had forgotten her
purse at the Crescent Drive home Thursday night and returned Friday to
retrieve it, when she was attacked by five dogs.
The five dogs a male mastiff, a male Rottweiler/lab mix, a male
Mastiff/lab mix, a male mastiff/lab mix and a female pit bull attacked
the 19-year-old; tearing off her clothing, dragging her and tossing
her into the air as she tried to get away and screamed for help,
according to a witness.
The woman suffered multiple bite wounds to both her arms and all over
her body. Her left arm was badly bitten and she lost a lot of blood,
KCSOs report states.
The witness told KCSO the woman had called one of the dogs by name
shortly before the attack happened. The witness went outside and saw
the woman being attacked by the five dogs and called 911. The woman
was taken by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
KCSO deputies arrived Friday afternoon on-scene and briefly saw the
victim as she was being taken to the ambulance. She was partially
wrapped in an emergency blanket, she had mud and blood on her body and
her hair was matted. She was not conscious.
Upon arrival, KCSO deputies had to shoot and kill one of the male
mastiff/lab mix dogs that was being aggressive toward them charging
at and trying to attack them.
The home the victim had gone to to get her purse was adjacent to
another home where the dogs all lived. The property owners were also
the dog owners. There are several mobile homes on the property.
The dog owners told KCSO the dogs were contained to the yard by an
invisible shock barrer, but KCSO observed the wire was above the
ground. Owners also told deputies the dogs were doing their jobs and
they were owned by the family, collectively.
None of the dogs had current rabies vaccinations, one of the owners
Due to the severity of the victims injuries, KCSO initially took the
dogs to be held at Young-Williams Animal Center for evidence. Criminal
charges have not been filed from the incident as the investigation
The female victims condition is unknown as of Wednesday night.
WATE 6 On Your Side reached out to the dog owner, who told us
Wednesday evening all the dogs had been euthanized.
She said it was a traumatic incident for everyone involved, and that
she was praying for the victim and her family.
She also said that she never imagined her family pets could be so
violent, but because they were, her family didnt hesitate to make the
decision of euthanizing all four dogs that survived.
The investigation is ongoing.
Teen dies after being attacked by pack of dogs, family member says
KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The teen attacked by five dogs on August
23 has died, according to a statement from a man who identifies
himself as a family member.
The owners of the dogs that attacked the teen decided to euthanize
WVLT News spoke to the owner who said the attack "was traumatizing for
all parties involved." They said after what has happened, they have
decided to put them down.
The owners said they knew the victim and were praying for her
The Knox County Sheriff's Office has released the reports from the dog
attack that occurred on Friday, August 23 on Crescent Drive.
According to the reports, investigators responded to 6517 Crescent
Drive at 1:52 p.m. for reports of multiple dogs attacking 19-year-old
teen. A witness told deputies that the teen had returned to the
witness' home to pick up her purse after leaving it there on the night
of August 22.
The witness said she heard the victim screaming and ran to the door of
her home where she saw four to five dogs dragging her and tossing her
in the air. The witness told investigators she heard the victim
scream, "No, Boscoe, and "Help me, help me!"
Officials with the sheriff's office said the victim was transported to
University of Tennessee Medical Center. According to records, when
deputies arrived at the scene she was unresponsive, covered in mud and
blood with her hair matted to her head. According to the report, her
clothes were gone because the dogs had torn them off.
Deputies report that five dogs attacked the young woman including a
mastiff named Boscoe, a Rottweiler named Buddy, another Mastiff named
Camo, a pitbull named Nila, and a mastiff/ lab mix named Duke.
Duke was shot and killed by deputies. The others ran away after shots
The dogs' owners, who live at the neighboring home, told investigators
that none of the dogs were current on their rabies vaccinations. Due
to the severity of the victim's injuries, all of the dogs were taken
to Young Williams Animal Center except Darla.
"The dogs were doing their jobs," the owner told investigators in the
earlier reports. However, the owners told WVLT News on Wednesday that
they never trained their dogs to attack and didn't think that they
ever would attack anyone.
According to the report, the owner said the dogs were restrained by an
electric fence that was not buried.
Deputies reported that when they tried to explain that this type of
fence was not allowed, one of the owners claimed the deputy was
"hostile" then yelled, "you shot my dog!"
WVLT News reached out to the University of Tennessee Medical Center to
learn more about the 19-year-old's condition, but they were not
permitted to release any information.
The investigation remains ongoing.
WVLT News chose not to release the name of the victim to protect her
privacy, but readers should be aware of a fake GoFundMe account being
shared on social media that cites the incident.
They were "doing their job" | Owner defends dogs who attacked woman,
says they've been euthanized
Author: WBIR Staff
Published: 3:07 PM EDT August 28, 2019
Updated: 6:30 PM EDT August 28, 2019
KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. The owner of several dogs that reportedly
attacked, dragged, and tossed a 19-year-old woman in the air on
Crescent Drive last week said the dogs have been euthanized.
Deputies responded to the south Knox County, Tennessee, home on Friday
around 2 p.m. and immediately saw emergency personnel bringing a
female, later identified as Adrienna O'Shea, covered in mud and blood
in a gurney down the driveway to an ambulance, the report said.
The woman's clothes were ripped off and her hair was bloody and matted
all over the top of her head. The report said she wasn't alert and
wasn't responding to deputies. She was transported to UT Medical
Center for treatment. We do not know her current condition.
The neighbor, who called 911, told investigators that O'Shea had
visited the night before and forgot her purse so she came back to get
The witness told deputies she was inside her home when she heard the
victim say "No Boscoe!" and then begin screaming "Help Me!"
The witness told investigators she ran to the door, opened it, and
found "all five dogs attacking" her, the report said.
She said the woman "continued to scream and cry for help as the dogs
were mauling her and dragging her towards the wooded area."
She said the dogs were dragging her and tossing her in the air and the
woman eventually jumped a small fence to try to get away from the
dogs, according to the report. She had multiple bite wounds to both
her arms and all over her body. Her left arm was badly bitten and she
had lost a lot of blood.
According to the report, deputies said they shot one of the dogs, a
black lab/mastiff mix, because it was charging them and trying to
attack them as well and the other dogs were hiding at the side of the
home and in the garage area.
Four other dogs were caught and transported to Young-Williams Animal
Center to be held.
The dogs' owner, who lived next door and had arrived after the attack,
told investigators that the dogs were "just doing their job" and that
at least one of them was trained to attack when guns were pointed at
it, the report said.
The owner also told investigators that they were family dogs and were
contained by an invisible fence.
On Wednesday, the owner said the dogs have been put down.
"I would not own any kind of animal that would do something like this.
We are all traumatized with this freak accident and are praying for
Adrienna and her family," they said.