Sheriff’s Office investigates Porter woman’s death after dog attack

Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson.

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports

Porter, March 2 – On February 15, 2021 at about 12:30 p.m., Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a Welfare Check in the 24800 block of Cunningham Drive in Porter. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered an adult female had been attacked by a group of mixed-breed dogs while walking down the street.

The victim was located with multiple severe injuries from the animal bites, and Deputies immediately began administering first aid. The victim was identified as 59 year old Deann Stephenson, a resident in the area.

Stephenson was transported by ambulance to an emergency room, where she was treated for her injuries. Montgomery County Animal Control responded, took custody of the animals, and issued several citations to the dogs’ owner.

Despite the best efforts made by medical staff, Stephenson later passed away at the hospital. Detectives from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office are investigating to determine if any additional charges will be filed against the owner of the animals.

This investigation is currently on-going, and no further information is available at this time.

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