Spanaway woman attacked by dogs dies of injuries

TACOMA — The Pierce County sheriff’s office says a 65-year-old Spanaway woman who was attacked Oct. 30 by two pit bull dogs died Wednesday of her injuries.

The News Tribune said the woman was identified as Nga Woodhead.

Deputies said she was attacked without provocation while walking down a street.

Witnesses said she tried to fend off the dogs with an umbrella. A man who tried to help her was bitten on the arm. Another passer-by with a handgun wounded one of the dogs, which ran away.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says deputies found the dogs near the scene and shot and killed them both.

Prosecutors are considering whether to charge the dogs’ owner.

———

Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

More in Local News

Man arrested after police find van full of drugs, cash and guns

An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle by itself in the middle of a WinCo parking lot at 2 a.m.

Jim Mathis, the Vietnam veteran whose Marysville garden was recently featured in The Herald, died Wednesday. Mathis, who suffered from PTSD and cancer, found solace in his beautiful garden. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Vietnam veteran Jim Mathis found peace in his garden

The Marysville man who served two tours died Wednesday after suffering from cancer and PTSD.

Smith Island habitat restoration cost to rise $1.2 million

The project is intended to increase survival rates for juvenile chinook salmon.

Add deputies and bump taxes a bit, executive proposes

Dave Somers’ Snohomish County budget proposal also would address traffic problems in neighborhoods.

County councilman proposes banning safe injection sites

Nate Nehring says county officials also should find “credible, long-term solutions to addiction.”

Car crashes near Everett after State Patrol pursuit

The driver and a second person in the car suffered injuries.

They chose the longshot candidate to fill a vacant seat

Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick will serve as representative for the 39th legislative district.

How Carleton Farms prepares for Halloween — in the summer

The Lake Stevens farm opens Sept. 30 for your pumpkin pickin’, scare lovin’, zombie-fightin’ pleasure

Expanded Community Transit service set to start

CT is adding a total of 68 new bus trips in an expansion of service approved by district directors.

Most Read