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WOLFE COUNTY MAN KILLS HORSE HE OWNED WITH AX  BECAUSE IT KEPT JUMPING FENCE  ...story 2 below


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO BIZARRE DEATH CASE OF PACK OF DOGS ATTACKING AND KILLING 79 YEAR OLD MAN IN McCREARY COUNTY

July 14, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN

Vinson W. TuckerVinson W. Tucker

VINSON W. TUCKER, AGE 79, WHO WAS KILLED IN ATTACK BY SEVERAL DOGS IN McCREARY COUNTY ON THE MORNING JULY 11

 

The wrecking/tow yard area were a pack of dogs  fatally mauled to death a 79 year old McCreary county man The wrecking/tow yard area were a pack of dogs fatally mauled to death a 79 year old McCreary county man

Kentucky State Police are investigating the bizarre and vicious death of a 79-year-old man who was attacked and killed by a pack of dogs in McCreary County.

In a press release, the KSP says that around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, they received a report of a body in a yard on KY HWY 1651. The body was discovered Tuesday morning laying in a yard off Highway 1651 near Whitley City in McCreary County. Upon arrival, detectives discovered 79-year-old Vinson W. Tucker, of Stearns, dead.

After further investigation, Kentucky State Police looked at security footage and saw a pack of dogs attacking Vinson Tucker. Troopers say when they reviewed the surveillance footage from a nearby home, the video showed Vinson Tucker being attacked by several dogs.

The coroner pronounced Tucker dead at 10:23 Tuesday morning.

Eric Branscum, Vinson Tucker's neighbor, said his neighbor was just trying to take care of business at Mike Stephen's Wrecking/Tow Yard when the dogs attacked. Vinson Tucker's relatives stated Tucker went to the towing yard to make a payment. That's when the dogs attacked him.

"Vinson had been out there several times at Mike's, him and Mike was pretty good friends, you know. And, just today Mike wasn't there and the dogs turned violent," Branscum mentioned. "The detective said that he had a dog on each arm and a dog on each leg."

Although state police stated that the dogs were located near the scene and put down, Mr. Branscum said that his neighbor deserves justice over his unexpected death.

"Mike is saying the dogs aren't his, but yet they stayed at his garage and he fed them and apparently they've been there for a long time because he had a bunch of puppies from them dogs at his house. I mean, it's hard to say you don't own a dog if you take care of it and it lives at your house, at your business," Branscum added. "I'd just like to see justice for his family... and dealt with accordingly."

"He was just a good guy," Tucker's cousin Mike Hines said. "That's all I can say about him is he's just a good guy. I hate to see a 79-year-old man go that way. It's just sad and nothing you can do about it."

Troopers said the dogs were being sent to the state veterinarian for a necropsy and to be tested for rabies.

Troopers also stated Tucker's body was being sent to the state medical examiner in Frankfort for an autopsy on Wednesday.

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ELDERLY WOLFE COUNTY MAN KILLS HORSE HE OWNED WITH AX BECAUSE IT WAS REPEATEDLY JUMPING OVER AND DAMAGING FENCE ONTO NEIGHBOR'S YARD.

ONLY CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANOR, AS HIS DAUGHTER CLAIMED HE USED WEAPON BECAUSE HE DID NOT OWN GUN, DEFENDS BEHAVIOR DUE TO "MENTALITY OF HIS GENERATION"

JULY 14, 2017 - WADE QUEEN

Carl Miller was charged with second degree animal cruelty and is scheduled to appear in court on August 9th. Carl Miller was charged with second degree animal cruelty and is scheduled to appear in court on August 9th.


A Wolfe County man was arrested in the early hours on Tuesday, July 11, after killing his horse with an ax, but posted bail within a couple of hours as he was only charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense.

Carl Miller, 72, of Campton. was charged with second degree animal cruelty and is scheduled to appear in court on August 9th.

According to local law enforcement officials, Carl Miller told them he was upset because the horse he owned kept jumping the wired fence between his property and into the neighbor’s yard, damaging the fence.

Officials said Miller did not want the horse to cause any more damage to the fence so he took an ax to the horse’s head. The gruesome incident took place on the property line of Miller and his neighbor on late Monday evening July 10.

The daughter of Carl Miller, Starr Campbell, told officers that her father killed the horse with an ax because the family did not have a gun to own that could have been used.

Carl Miller was arrested and charged with • CRUELTY TO ANIMALS-2ND DEGREE and taken at 1:45 A.M. to the Three Forks Regional Jail in Beatyville in Lee County. Miller posted bond short;y thereafter early Tuesday morning.

Starr Campbell, Carl Miller daughter, defended her father and attempted to rationalize her father's disturbing actions

“I see both sides. I don't condone what he did. I don't like what he did. But he's just from that generation where that's what they did when they didn't see anything fit, they got rid of it,” said Campbell.

 

Comments  

+1 #5 Earnest 2017-07-18 11:02
Poor people have poor ways. Does he wait till it stomps a neighbor kid or dog or destroys thousands of dollars of garden, fence or landscaping? A large animal is destructive and he took care of his problem himself instead of wimping out
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0 #4 Old School 2017-07-18 02:04
His Horse His Ax!!!
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+3 #3 Breed 2017-07-16 15:07
What kind of dogs were these? I don't see an ol' mutt dog being that aggressive.
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-2 #2 Pat Machir 2017-07-15 21:00
That poor horse!!! It didn't deserve to die in such a cruel way. I think I'm going to be sick!!!
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-3 #1 sickening 2017-07-15 18:59
Charge him to the highest degree. My dad is older than him and he would never do that to a domestic animal.
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