DA: No charges filed in fatal Davie County dog attack

COOLEEMEE, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a pit bull that mauled a Davie County woman to death and injured another woman last month will not face charges.

District Attorney Garry Frank said Wednesday that he reviewed the evidence in the Aug. 24 case and decided not to file charges against anyone.

Police say the dog’s owner, Latisha Young, wasn’t home when the dog attacked and killed 48-year-old Cathy Wheatcraft on a road near Cooleemee. A second woman, 31-year-old Sheena Truesdale, was bitten several times when she tried to help Wheatcraft.

Frank says investigators determined that the dog escaped from Young’s mobile home by knocking out a window over an air conditioner.

Davie County Sheriff Andy Stokes said he agreed with Frank’s decision and did not think charges would have been justified.

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