By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor
SECTION, Ala.— According to Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips, shortly before 9 am in Jackson County, near the DeKalb County line on Sand Mountain, a woman was attacked and killed by a pack of dogs.
The incident occurred on County Road 121 near the Bellview Community and Northeast Alabama Community College.
The victim was identified as Emily Colvin, 24 of Section, and was found deceased at the scene. The victim was believed to be attacked by as many as five dogs.
A relative reportedly came to her aid, and fired a shot to scare the dogs off. The woman was also attacked by the dogs and transported to a hospital by private vehicle and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
On arrival at the scene, Jackson County Deputies attempted to the find dogs, and one dog, described as "Pit Bull" type dogs, had to be shot when it tried to attack County Animal Control Officer .
Four other similar dogs were captured and are currently being kept in quarantine.
While the owner has not been named and charges have not yet been filed, Sheriff Phillips said, "We expect to take the case before the Grand Jury in March."
Follow Southern Torch for more updates on this breaking incident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Colvin's friends and family.