ROBESON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation and Juvenile Divisions and Robeson County Animal Control Officers have seized three dogs after an elderly female was killed and two children were injured as the result of a dog attack, according to Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.
The attack happened on Dec. 10 around 4:30 p.m. when deputies received a call of a Rottweiler attack taking place in the 2200 block of Olivet Church Road in the Marietta community.
A press release from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 73-year-old Esta Currier, of Olivet Church Road. The two children, ages 9 and 7, were the victim’s grandchildren. Wilkins said the children sustained serious injuries which required surgeries.
Wilkins said in a Facebook post on Tuesday:
“On the day of the incident, the four rottweilers involved in the attack were neutralized upon the officers’ arrival on the scene. The investigation revealed that the owners of the dogs were still in possession of other dogs that had cautions on their records and their rabies shots were not up to date.”
Wilkins went on to say the investigation is ongoing and the RCSO was also assisted by the Robeson County District Attorney’s Office and Robeson County Health Department.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Robeson County Juvenile Division at (910) 671-3140.