Arkansas State Police assist Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in Death Investigation
Posted on Feb 5, 2015 – by Michelle Jostmeyer
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence in Coal Hill Wednesday evening, February 4, at approximately 9:30 p.m. for a unresponsive person.
Family Member’s Dogs Killed Johnson County Man, Sheriff Says
POSTED 3:38 PM, FEBRUARY 20, 2015, BY SHAIN BERGAN
Fredrick Crutchfield, 63, was found dead Feb. 4 by a family member. Investigators sent his body to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine a cause of death. An autopsy revealed Crutchfield died from loss of blood due to “multiple canine injuries,” according to a statement released by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on Friday (Feb. 20).
Roller-Cox Funeral Home
Mr. Glenn Crutchfield
Mr. Frederick Glenn Crutchfield, 63, of Hartman, went to be with the Lord due to an accident at his home, Wednesday, February 4, 2015, in Hartman. He was born September 20, 1951 to Ned and Gelletta (Burgess) Crutchfield.
Glenn served in the Army National Guard for 30 years, was an Iraq war veteran and was very patriotic. He worked at Greenville Tube for 36 years; was a member of Stillwell Bible Baptist Church and the V.F.W., American Legion. He loved travelling, camping, and could make something out of anything. Everyone loved Glenn and he had a special wave all his own that he gave to everyone.
2015 Dog Bite Fatality: 63-Year Old Arkansas Man Killed by Family Dogs
Coal Hill, AR – On February 4, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Coal Hill police responded to a location to assist in a death investigation. Investigators found a 63-year old man dead in the woods near his home. His body was sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine cause of death. On February 20, newly revealed autopsy results showed that Frederick Crutchfield, 63, of Hartman died from “canine injuries” inflicted by a family member’s dogs.
63-years old | Coal Hill, AR
Frederick Crutchfield, 63-years old, was discovered dead in the woods near his home on February 4 by Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies and Coal Hill police. Johnson County Coroner, Pam Cogan, pronounced him dead at the scene. His body was sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock. At that time, no other information was released. On February 20, Johnson County Sheriff Larry Jones issued a press release stating, “The Arkansas Crime Lab has determined the cause of death exsanguination (loss of blood) due to multiple canine injuries. The canines belonged to a family member.” Crutchfield served in the Army National Guard for 30-years and was an Iraq war veteran. As of March 11, 2015, no other information has been released including which family member owned the dogs, how many dogs were involved in the deadly attack and the breed(s) of the dogs. The lack of information provided by authorities caused many people to speculate a wide range of theories. [source citations]
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOG BREEDS
This is a list of dog breeds that have a history of being potentially dangerous to people, especially children. Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education and Awareness understands that any dog has the ability to bite or inflict serious harm to humans. This list consists of several dog breeds that have a higher than average number of recorded human fatalities. Please use extreme caution if you choose to bring one of these breeds into your home. Rental communities and homeowners insurance may restrict many of the dog breeds on this list due to the likelihood of a serious incident.
Pit Bulls, Mastiff, and Rottweiler lead in fatalities and are listed first. The rest of the breeds are listed in alphabetical order:
- American Bulldog
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- English/Standard Bull Terrier
- Miniature Bull Terrier
- Olde English Bulldog
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Cane Corso/Italian Mastiff
- Dogo Argentino
- English Mastiff
- Fila Brasileiro
- Dogue de Bordeaux/French Mastiff
- Great Dane/German Mastiff
- Presa Canario
- St. Bernard/Alpine Mastiff
Non Profits Urge CDC to Resume Collecting and Quantifying Richer Data Set About Human Dog Bite Fatalities
Children mauled by these dogs are LifeFlighted every day in this country with no end in sight. And the primary government body, whose mission is to protect America from health, safety and security threats, is unwilling to collect a richer data set about these victims. The CDC will not even collect more data about the attacks that end in death, about 32 annually.
Key related documents:
- Joint Summary Statement by DogsBite.org and Daxton’s Friends
- Congressman’s Inquiry Letter to the CDC (March 13, 2014)
- Jeff Borchardt’s Enclosed Letter to His Congressman
- DogsBite.org’s Enclosed Remedy Document and Attachments
- CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden’s Response (April 28, 2014)