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Man mauled by dogs, hospitalized in critical condition
Thursday, October 25, 2012
By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer
A Stoneville, N.C., man was in critical but stable condition Wednesday after he told police he was mauled by two pit bulls on Cabin Hill Drive in Ridgeway, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
James Perry Gann, 52, was spotted sitting on the shoulder of U.S. 220 south by a passing motorist, a sheriff’s office news release stated. The motorist contacted the Martinsville/Henry County 911 center and reported that Gann was bleeding, it added.
County sheriff’s deputies and members of the Ridgeway Rescue Squad arrived on the scene. Gann stated that he was attacked by the pitbulls on Cabin Hill Drive, the release stated.
According to the release, Gann sustained injuries to several areas of his body, with extensive injuries to his extremities.
He was taken to the Memorial Hospital in Martinsville and then transferred by helicopter to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, according to the release. As of Wednesday afternoon, he was listed in critical but stable condition, the release added.
The pit bulls were taken to the Henry County Animal Shelter where they have been quarantined.
Henry County Sheriff’s Lt. Eric T. Winn said the identity of the owner of the dogs is under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact investigator J.A. Stanley with the sheriff’s office at 656-4238 or 638-8751.