Sunday, November 2, 2008
One of three pit bulls involved in the mauling death of 62-year old Chester Jordan.
Autopsy: Death by Attack
UPDATE 11/02/08: An autopsy conducted on 62-year old Chester Jordan shows that he was alive when he was brutally mauled and killed by three family pit bulls at his Muncie home. Jordan died from the dog bite injuries and blood loss. The dogs attacked his facial area, chest, arms, stomach and legs. The majority of the bite injuries and the most severe were on his arms and legs. The findings are contingent upon toxicology reports, which may take days or weeks to complete.
The basement where Jordan stayed was described as damp and bare, furnished only with a bed, chair and television, said by Lt. Al Williams of the Muncie Police Department. The basement also contained a fenced-in area for the dogs. The puppies were in a cage in the garage.11/01/08: Neglect of Elderly Suspected
"We're going to make sure he wasn't neglected," Williams said. "The concern we have are the living conditions." - Kelly Day, The Star Press, November 2, 2008
DeWayne Benning, the boyfriend of Jordan's daughter, found 62-year old Chester Jordan dead. Jordan, his daughter Aretha, and Benning all lived at the home on Tilmore Drive. Jordan apparently lived with the dogs in the open basement. Delaware County Coroner James Clevenger Jr. said the victim suffered major tissue damage and was repeatedly bitten by the dogs. He added that the victim had a history of dementia and also had older bite mark injuries on his body.
Aretha Jordan came to the scene, and broke down crying as she and Benning were taken to city hall for questioning by detectives. Police Lt. Al Williams said the victim suffered serious injuries from the mauling and there were plenty signs of a struggle, reports The Star Press. Neighbors reported that Jordan was rarely seen outside and police talked with family members about his living conditions. Williams said there might be an issue of neglect as the investigation continues.
Animal control officers came to the scene and took the dogs and the puppies to the local shelter.10/31/08: Father Killed by Family Pit Bulls
Ron White, animal shelter director, said the dogs were aggressive when they were collared and put in the trucks. The puppies from the one female dog were found in the garage.
White said the dogs did not appear to be trained to fight and there was no evidence the Jordans were professionally breeding the dogs, saying the animals were pets. - Rick Yencer, The Star Press, November 1, 2008
Muncie, IN - In a developing story, Muncie police are investing the death of a 62-year-old man reportedly killed by three pit bulls. Police officers were called to a home on the 1100 block of Tilmore Drive, where the victim, Chester Jordan, had been living in the basement. His daughter owns the house and her boyfriend, DeWayne Benning, found Jordan when he returned home from work. Neighbor Markus Jackma told WTHR News, "My understanding was, he had been killed."
Authorities confiscated three adult pit bulls from the home, two males and a female. Muncie Animal Control also confiscated six pit bull puppies from the property. Neighbors seemed surprised by the dogs' vicious attack. "I have never seen the dogs acting violently," Jackman said. But police had been contacted a number of times about the dogs being at large. Even after calls to police, the dogs still got loose and roamed the area. The dogs are expected to be euthanized.
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| 11/01/2008 5:48 AM |
I have never seen the dogs acting violently," Jackman said. "I have never seen them need to be, uh, to be physically restrained
Now the Pit Community will throw this guy under the bus with the "It's the owner" chant...A de facto accusation of murder, yet they will never push for charges.
| 11/01/2008 5:54 AM |
MUNCIE, IN - The Muncie Animal Shelter, the Unconditional Love Foundation and the Armed and Famous crew are teaming up for an event this Saturday, January 6, at the Muncie Animal Shelter, 2401 South Gharkey. The event is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.The Muncie Animal Shelter and Unconditional Love Foundation are working together to educate the public about pit bulls, dogfighting, overpopulation and proper pet care.
Since the recent drug raid, the shelter has been overrun with Pit Bulls. Most of the animals are very adoptable according to the shelter.
| 11/01/2008 10:52 AM |
When is the media and authorities going to understand that these are situations are breeders breeding these dogs and selling the puppies to dog fighters and drug dealer types
These are illegal businesses, they don't report the income or pay taxes
Breeders need to get licensed, because these dog fighting breeding situations (big and small) thrive thanks to zero regulation.
That's why the breeders want no licensing. THey can hide easily with no fear.
So many situations where these breeders' unaltered dogs are killing and mauling.
| 11/01/2008 10:54 AM |
" But police have been called a number of times about the dogs roaming around. Yet, even after the police have been called, the dogs still found their way onto the street. The incident is still under investigation."
In other words, the authorities did nothing.
It is only chance that a neighbor or neighbor's child wasn't killed.
If they were, the city needs to get sued for failing to protect public safety.
| 11/01/2008 11:25 AM |
Call away; the police or ac won't come until the pit bull is safely tucked away in the home when the owner finally finds it and calls it inside.
In Dayton, you can call the police, AC, and the sheriff, and it will be three days before you see one ac van troll down the street, quick peek up and down,
"No pit bull" and take off to their donut breaks.
I was told I had to wait until an actual attack before they'd put down their coffee to think about it.
Everyone in the neighborhood I live in stays inside now. We only go out if we have weapons in hand.
We are being bullied into leaving by a dog.
| 11/01/2008 1:01 PM |
Dayton resident. GET OUT THE VIDEO CAMERA.
Document everything. The roaming dog, the dog with the owner, the dog going into the owner's house.
Then you have video to bring to the media, concerned officials, a lawyer.
And a lawyer may prove helpful. These authorities need to understand they they will get sued, even personally, if someone gets hurt or killed when they have done nothing.
| 11/02/2008 1:56 AM |
Very similiar to this one from May 2006:
78 years old | Lusby, MD
Raymond Tomco, 78-years old, was found on the floor of his home with numerous bites from the three family pit bulls. One of the dogs severed an artery, which may have led to his bleeding to death. The three pit bulls in the home and two chained outside belonged to Tomco's daughter who found her father's body. Between June 2005 and March 2005 Christina Tomco had been cited nine times for having unlicensed and unrestrained dogs. She was issued fines totaling $600. It was also reported that Tomco was bitten by one of the dogs on a prior occasion.
| 11/02/2008 4:09 AM |
So far it doesn't appear to be a Necromauling:
The nutters are already hiting the boards rationalizing that the dogs went off because of the pups....Nonsense! If all breeds did this the sun would be blacked out by the lifeflight helicopters.
With the bite history...Manslaughter charges SHOULD apply here.
| 11/02/2008 11:21 AM |
We've got lovely pics and videos of the Amazing Zeebo as he capers and prances about in the perfect freedom provided by his owner, as the neighbors watch from the windows their restored cottages.
No more gardens for any of us! Zeebo has to pee!
The landlord knows about the dog, he gets calls three times a week. Every time, he ask, "What dog?"