Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested in connection to dog attack that leaves boy dead

Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested in connection to dog attack that leaves boy dead
A Faulkner County boy is dead after law enforcement says dogs attacked him. (Source: Faulkner County Sheriff's Office on Facebook)

FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Faulkner County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a man they say tampered with evidence in connection to a dog attack leading to the death of a 9-year-old boy.

In a Facebook post, deputies say they arrested Trey Wyatt, 25, of Vilonia.

On Thursday afternoon Trey Wyatt (25) of Vilonia was arrested for Tampering with Physical Evidence and taken to Unit 2...

Posted by Faulkner County Sheriff's Office on Friday, May 29, 2020

Wyatt is charged with Nuisance Animals and Hazardous Animals, Running at Large, Liability of Animals that Attack a Human Being, and Keeping of a Dangerous Dog.

Wyatt has also been charged with Possession of Controlled Substance (Felony C), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Felony D), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Felony B), and Weapons Possession During Controlled Substance Offense (Felony Y).

In a Facebook post Thursday, the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call on Thursday, May 28, from a woman who said her son went missing from Mt. Vernon.

‪On Thursday morning at a 9:15 a.m., the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a 9-year-old boy who...

Posted by Faulkner County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, May 28, 2020

The mother told deputies that her 9-year-old boy went out to check the mail and didn’t return. She said she also noticed several dogs running from a field near her home.

The boy was found dead in the field from an “apparent dog attack.”

An investigation led to the questioning of two people by authorities, the post said.

The Conway Animal Shelter took custody of two dogs from a Faulkner County residence.

The incident remains under investigation.

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