Local man was mauled to death by a pack of dogs

By: Darrell Castle

Dogs kill people. It’s a harsh statement, but it’s true that when a dog owner doesn’t properly take care of his or her dog, it has the potential to become dangerous.


I’m a dog lover. My daughter has a dog who I enjoy being around and talk about all the time. My daughter’s dog is properly taken care of and treated right, so it poses no threat.

However, in Benton County, MS, an innocent man was mauled to death by a pack of dogs who were not properly cared for and treated.

A driver found David Glass, Sr lying in a ditch by his house, covered in dog bites from the attack. And now the man’s children are having to come to grips with the loss of their father.

The dogs’ owner, Eric Hodges, has been charged with culpable negligent manslaughter.

This is what happens when you don’t take care of your dog properly. Dog owners have a duty to keep their dogs from harming others, and these three pit bulls were out on the loose, and obviously aggressive. They had no right to be unleashed like that.

Where was the owner? How’d these dogs get loose? Why were they so aggressive? Do they have a history of aggression?

Those are all questions an attorney would need answered.

Is there insurance? Dog owners should have the responsibility to carry insurance, and that’s the first thing an experienced attorney will look for when trying to get compensation for the victim.

The children should be entitled to compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, pain, suffering and other things like economic damages from the loss of their father.

These kinds of incidents unfortunately happen quite frequently, and when dogs harm people, their owners should be held responsible.

If you see a loose dog, be alarmed. Your first instinct may be to help it, but instead, you should call animal control – professionals who are trained to help these dogs. There’s no way to be certain whether the dog is aggressive due to its nature or its training.

If you’re attacked and hurt by a dog, seek medical attention first and foremost. Then, you should speak to an experienced attorney because you may be entitled to compensation.

You shouldn’t be held liable for those medical bills – the negligent dog owner should.

Darrell Castle & Associates has a team of personal injury attorneys who’ve handled dog bite cases of all shapes and sizes. Call (901) 327-1212 to schedule a free consultation with one of these attorneys if you’e been harmed by someone else’s dog.