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Hempstead County Man Injured in Dog Attack

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 08/3/20 8:24 AM


HOPE – Hempstead County Deputies respond to a man being attacked by dogs Friday evening.

On Friday July 31 at approximately 6:20 pm, Hempstead County Deputies were dispatched to the 800 block of Highway 73 West near Hope in regards to a man injured from a dog bite.

Upon arrival deputies discovered a man lying in the road ditch suffering from numerous dog bites to his body. A passerby stated that he observed two Pit Bulldogs attacking the man. By the time the passerby turned around, another man was pulling the dogs off the victim.

The victim was identified as 61 year old Charles Edward Nash. He was treated by Pafford EMS on scene and airlifted to UAMS in Little Rock. The dogs were seized by Hope Animal Control at the request of the Deputies and taken to the Hope Animal Shelter.

Hempstead County Investigator Jeremy McBride traveled to UAMS on Saturday to interview the victim. The victim stated “he was walking along the east bound shoulder of Highway 73 when two Pitt Bulldogs came from behind a mobile home and attacked him.”

Authorities say Nash suffered wounds to his arms, torso, ear, and other parts of his body.

HCSO deputies have identified the owner of the dogs and the investigation into the matter is continuing.