Man arrested in Marshall Co. dog mauling case UPDATED

By: Teddy Safo Email
By: Teddy Safo Email

Dog attack update....

MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- There is new information about the man arrested in Marshall County for shooting his brother's dogs who attacked a 13-year-old girl.

Kenneth Lynn, 45, had a prior firearm felony conviction in Texas. KXII-TV received confirmation Tuesday morning from Marshall County authorities that Lynn is now being charged with possession of a firearm after a previous conviction

Deputies arrested Lynn on Monday after shooting a dog that mauled a 13-year-old girl this past weekend and dumping the gun and the animal in at a remote site near the Powell Boat Ramp.

Lynn's arraignment hearing is set for Tuesday afternoon.

The little girl had been recovering at a Durant hospital since the attack but is now back home and doing well.

From Monday...

MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- Marshall County authorities arrested a man on Monday whose dogs attacked a 13-year-old girl this past weekend. What is strange about this case is that the man arrested killed two of the dogs.

"This is the area where my niece was attacked by the dogs. This is the area they attacked her at. You can see the blood on the leaves."

Blood-stained leaves still remain after Robert Navarett’s 13-year old niece was attacked by a pack of dogs on Sunday while she was rollerblading near Navarett’s driveway.

"These dogs have been a problem in this neighborhood for a while, I mean years. You can’t walk down these roads, ride a bicycle, even when you drive you have to stop because a pack of dogs will attack your car."

On Monday morning, Marshall County authorities arrested Kenneth Lynn, 45. Lynn is accused of shooting three of his own dogs and dumping them in remote pasture land near the Powell Boat Ramp.

"Well, it’s strange because the owner is killing his own dogs when all he had to do is keep them tied up for 10 days for quarantine, just for the child’s protection in case the dog had rabies." Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Huff said.

Authorities say neighbors followed Lynn to the remote site after shooting them at his home. Authorities later found one dog alive and the gun deputies say Lynn used to shoot the animals.

As for Navarett’s niece, she's doing OK at a Durant hospital

Navarett is hoping after Sunday’s attack, neighbors will secure their animals.

"The lack of concern of the owner that didn’t take responsibility for his dogs being loose. We never thought it would happen to our nieces, nephews, or relatives.

Story from Noon, Monday, January 7:

MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities in Marshall County continue to search for a man after a chase ensued near the Powell Boat Ramp area.

The search started around 7:30 Monday morning on North Powell Road off Highway 377. Officers were trying talk to someone when the man jumped into his truck and sped off. The man led them down to the Powell Boat Ramp Area.

Officers took one man into custody. The search and rescue crew is looking for a second man.

Investigators declined comment on whether there is a connection between a dog attack and this search. The child that was hurt in that attack over the weekend is recovering at a Durant hospital. (Story)

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