SHERIFF: Other Dogs Found, Killed In Elderly Woman Attack

Authorities say the two remaining dogs that attacked an elderly Jones County woman this past weekend have been found.

Sheriff John Hall tells WITN News that deputies shot and killed the two dogs Tuesday afternoon.

The sheriff says their remains are being sent to Raleigh for rabies testing. A third dog, found this weekend, tested negative.

Gladys Roberts was severely attacked outside her home Saturday night. Her mother says the 65-year-old woman has a 50/50 chance of surviving.


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Relatives of a woman attacked by a pack of wild dogs say doctors are giving Gladys Roberts a 50/50 chance of surviving.

The Jones County woman was attacked outside her home Saturday night.

We spoke with 85 year old Olethia Britt, the mother of 65 year old Gladys Roberts.

Britt says 65-year-old Roberts has already been given 18 pints of blood. Britt says that she is continuing to fight for her life, but is still losing a lot of blood. The woman's skin, from the top part of her forehead to the back of her head is gone. Both of her arms are injured as well.

Deputies have caught and killed one of the dogs, but are still looking for two more. Neighbors are helping in that search.

Roberts remains in critical condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.


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An elderly woman remains hospitalized in critical condition after authorities say she was attacked by dogs over the weekend.

Gladys Roberts was found bleeding on the front lawn of her Ten Mile Fork Road home Saturday night. The neighbor who discovered the woman told WITN News that the dogs ripped part of her scalp off.

Deputies say they have caught one of the dogs, while the other two are still on the loose. The captured animal is being tested for rabies while deputies continue to patrol the woman's neighborhood, searching for the other dogs.

Neighbors say the dogs belonged to a woman who recently died. The sheriff says charges could be filed in the woman's attack.


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