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Police have identified the four-year-old boy that died from his injuries stemming from a dog attack Friday in White County.

The child was Levi Watson who lived with his mother Deborah Sizemore in Bradford, Chief Deputy Phillip Miller with the White County Sheriff's Department said in a statement Saturday.

Miller said the dogs' owner is Bradford resident Justin Corbit and that he is cooperating with police in the investigation. No charges have been filed at this time, he said.

The three dogs, which were pit bulls, are being held at the sheriff's department until the investigation is completed, Miller said.

"A determination of the disposition of the animals will be made after the completion of the investigation," he said in a statement.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday, police received a report about a small child that had been attacked by several dogs while visiting a Bradford residence with his mother.

Miller told Arkansas Online that Watson had "exited [the] house and [was] attacked by dogs," which were not on a leash. It was not immediately clear how the child left the home or how many of the three dogs were involved in attacking Watson.

The Bradford Fire Department and NorthStar EMS responded to the report and began treating Watson when they arrived for unspecified injuries, according to the news release.

The boy was taken by ambulance to the White County Medical Center in Searcy where he later died from his injuries, the release states.


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  • tressiewilkinsyahoocom
    November 9, 2013 at 2:41 p.m.

    Lord this is so sad. This is so heartbreaking. I hurt for this family. I think we all need to come to the realization that these dogs are extremely dangerous regardless of who the owners are, regardless of how responsible or irresponsible the owners are. They do not need to be around children.

  • Oldearkie
    November 9, 2013 at 7:38 p.m.

    Another fatality by Pit Bull says it all.

  • aimee
    November 9, 2013 at 8:04 p.m.

    I agree, "these dogs are extremely dangerous regardless of who the owners are"...
    You can also substitute "guns" for "dogs" in the statement above.....

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    November 9, 2013 at 8:13 p.m.

    I agree, aimee "these dogs are extremely dangerous regardless of who the owners are"...
    You can also substitute "people" for "dogs" in the statement above also.

  • GWayne
    November 9, 2013 at 8:33 p.m.

    Why do we have to put up with this? My cousin-in-law was attacked by a pitbull and had a stroke and died seven days later! My daughters dog was pulled through a chain link fence by a pitbull in the neighbors yard and never recovered. The same pitbull attacked a little dog in the neighborhood, then attacked a lab severly!. Around the corner everytime I drive around the drive a three legged pit bull charges my car. One was walking down the rd last week. This all from Pine Bluff that suppose to have Pit bull laws. Yeah -Right!

  • bbos42
    November 10, 2013 at 9:14 a.m.

    Forget outlawing guns and outlaw pit bull dogs

  • Toenails
    November 10, 2013 at 7:14 p.m.

    People are capable of making rational decisions. Guns do not attack without a person making a decision to utilize the firearm. Dogs are creatures of instinct that often attack for no good reason. Pitbull owners make ridiculous comments in their defense of this dangerous breed. They are not the most likely to bite, but they are the most likely to maim or kill when they do bite. The breed should be exterminated.

  • Splay
    November 12, 2013 at 1:11 a.m.

    I just have to say you all jump when pitbulls attack and kill someone but would you be posting these comments if it were 3 German shepherds or any other dog for that matter ik for a fact the owner raised these dogs to be aggressive it is just as much that child mothers fault as it is the dogs she knew the dogs were aggressive and still left her son outside unattended... I have 5 pitbull breed dogs and my 2 year old plays with them every day he pulls their tails and ears and has even bit one and none of my dogs has so much as jumped at him because they know better and were raised better and ik you will all say u just wait they will turn you are dead wrong i just put down a 7 year old pit because she had heart worms and the whole time she was sick and could barely move she would get up when my son called her just to lay her head on his lap so before y'all go blaming the breed go read your statistics more people get killed by swimming pools and coconuts and babies by their bed so maybe we need to band pools and coconuts and baby beds before we try to band these beautiful dogs

  • aimee
    November 16, 2013 at 6:57 p.m.

    Guns are dangerous BECAUSE of the people who use them.. If you can't control who uses them, then limit the number.. If the gun people can't police their own, they will lose..!!!!

  • JennC
    November 26, 2013 at 11:28 p.m.

    Totally agree with Samantha. You can't blame a whole breed for these tragic events. We rescued a Pit Bull from a local animal shelter when our baby was 4 months old & he learned to walk by using her to pull up on get collar. She is going through certification right now to become a therapy dog & is part of an anti-bullying campaign in our local schools. The adults are the ones at fault here not the dogs.