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1 killed after being attacked by 5 dogs in Jackson County


One person is dead after being attacked by five dogs in Section.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about 9 a.m. Thursday to a home on County Road 121 in Section in reference to a person being attacked by a dog.

The Jackson County chief deputy said five dogs attacked one person.That person has died due to those injuries sustained in the attack. She was identified as Emily Colvin.

Investigators say four of the dog were captured and quarantined. The other was euthanized after officials say it attacked a sheriff's deputy.

Officials are petitioning a judge to euthanize the four remaining dogs.

Court records indicate that the death wasn't the only incident involving those dogs. The petition states the same dogs attacked the dogs of another neighbor. The petition also states the dogs previously attempted to attack a friend of Colvin's family while on her property. The petition also states the dogs had previously attacked and killed six llamas on another neighbor's property.

No court date has been set at this time.

Four dogs were also picked up in Marshall County after a woman died from an attack there in late November. County Commission Chairman James Hutcheson said those dogs' owner gave consent and have since been euthanized.

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