Man Tased Multiple Times, Officers and Neighbor Injured By Pitbulls
Darren Doyle, story:
A Bee Spring man was arrested and faces a host of felony charges after a custody dispute call escalated into a physical altercation along with a pitbull attack on law enforcement and an innocent neighbor, according to Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle.
Sheriff Doyle reported that deputies received a complaint call of a custody dispute around 7PM on New Year's Eve. Deputies were also reportedly informed of the possibility that a child was in danger at the residence of the reported dispute. The caller alleged that the resident may have been having some sort of psychological episode, as the resident reportedly had a history of behavioral health issues, Doyle said.
Edmonson County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the residence of Cory James Burns, (34) in Bee Spring where Doyle said Burns was extremely hostile and disorderly and attempted to assault both deputies. According to the Sheriff, a taser was deployed to subdue Burns as he attempted to disarm one of the officers, and in the midst of the altercation, two pitbulls owned by Burns began to attack law enforcement officers. A neighbor who had come to assist in the welfare of the child was also attacked by the dogs, Sheriff Doyle stated.
Burns was subdued and surrendered to officers after additional tasers were deployed, according to the Sheriff.
Deputies suffered multiple injuries from the dog attack, along with the neighbor, and were all transported to the hospital via Edmonson EMS, where they were treated for lacerations and puncture wounds and released.
Burns was transported by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office to the Edmonson County Ambulance service to wait for a backup transport to the hospital for his injuries sustained in the altercation, as the other available transports were already in service. Sheriff Doyle said that while Burns was in custody in the back seat of a police vehicle, he was able to force down the window that was cracked a couple inches and push himself out the window where he landed on his face in the parking lot, sustaining more injuries.
Sheriff Doyle said the dogs were surrendered to Edmonson County Animal Control by Burns' fiancee and transported for rabies testing.
Burns was transported to Caverna Hospital were he reportedly refused all medical treatment. He was eventually medically cleared and transported to the Hart County Jail were he was charged with: