Big Spring police suspect that Jasson Bullard, 40-years old, was killed by a loose dog pack.
UPDATE 01/08/24: Preliminary autopsy findings indicate that Jasson Bullard, 40, died of pulmonary emphysema with bullae formation, a chronic lung condition, and that animal predation occurred post-mortem. Bullard's death marks the second high profile case in 2023 where post-mortem predation (bite damage) occurred. Bullard's body was exposed in an outdoor location, the Howard County Fairgrounds. The other victim's body, Carol Streit, 65, had been exposed in an outdoor vacant field.
12/21/23: Dogs Suspected in Death
Big Spring, TX - A man found dead Tuesday showed signs of "animal predation," according to the Big Spring Police Department. Officers responded to a call of a deceased person at the Howard County Fairgrounds in the 2900 block of Old State Hwy 80 at about 8:45 am on December 19. A pack of dogs was seen running from the area where the body was found. An autopsy is expected to be performed today. Animal control officers already captured two of the dogs believed to be involved in his death.
NewsWest 9 examines the stray dog problem in the area. They interviewed a resident, who said that "animal control is full, they can't handle anymore." That's why the dogs are roaming around. "The animal control people are swamped." The news agency also identified the victim as 40-year old Jasson Bollard. In 2021, a 46-year old man was killed by a pit bull in the city. Neighbors who witnessed the deadly attack, said the pit bull dragged the man up and down the sidewalk before police arrived.
From Big Spring Police Dept (KBest Media):
On the 19th of December 2023 at approximately 8:45 A.M., Big Spring Police Department officers were sent to the Howard County Fair Grounds property located in the 2900 block of Old Hwy 80 due to a deceased White/Male individual. Upon arrival officers found a group of dogs run from the area in which the male subject was found. The preliminary investigation has not determined any cause of death though the deceased has evidence of animal predation. An autopsy has been ordered by the Justice of the Peace and is scheduled for 21st of December 2023. The identity of the deceased has been found to be Jasson Bullard 40 years of age. Next of kin has been notified.
Big Spring Animal Control has taken measures to identify, locate and seize two of the dogs involved in this incident.
This is an ongoing investigation, and no further information is available at this time.
Chief of Police, Chad Williams, Administrative Lieutenant Brian Gordon
05/11/21: 2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Man, 46, Killed by Pit Bull in Big Spring, Texas
Law enforcement departments across the United States should release consistent "baseline" information to the media and the public after each fatal dog mauling, including these items.