Owner Arrested After His 7 Pit Bulls Mauled And Killed An Elderly Man


Owner arrested after seven dogs maul elderly Texas man to death – CBS News

Police arrested Samuel Cartwright and charged him with attack by dog resulting in death after his pit bull mixes allegedly mauled Freddy Garcia on July 18. Garcia was transported by helicopter to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in downtown Houston and later pronounced dead.

The 47-year-old Texas man is facing felony charges after seven of his pit bull mix dogs mauled a 71-year-old man to death in an unprovoked attack, police said.

Cartwright told news outlets that the dogs didn’t belong to him, but the sheriff’s office said he was the owner of all the dogs responsible for the mauling.

Cartwright is being held on a $100,000 bond after being charged with the deadly attack. He could face 2-20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Fort Bend County Sheriff Fagan said the death of Mr. Garcia wasn’t necessary and thanked everyone who helped solve the case.

During Tuesday’s press conference, District Attorney Brian Middleton warned dog owners to control their pets and keep them secure to keep the community safe.

Officials urged residents to take responsibility for their dogs, saying they should be on a leash or within a fence and that owners who fail to secure their dogs could face jail time and a $10,000 fine.

For additional details on this story, please consider the following news outlets.

  1. Owner arrested after seven dogs maul elderly Texas man to death  CBS News
  2. 71-year-old man mauled to death by dogs; owner arrested, sheriff’s office says  CNN
  3. Texas dog owner arrested after deadly mauling of 71-year-old man  Fox News
  4. Owner of 7 pit bulls arrested, charged after animals maul 71-year-old man to death in Fresno neighborhood, deputies say  KPRC Click2Houston
  5. Texas dog owner arrested after his seven pit bulls mauled man, 71, to death as he walked to store  Daily Mail
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