Warrants filed for owners of dogs that mauled woman
Four dogs that maimed a woman in northeast Oklahoma City had a history of violence and owners who did nothing about it, court records show.
Dawntanya Shaneah Franklin, 46, and Wayne Edward Franklin III, 23, are both wanted on eight counts of failure to restrain a dangerous dog, according to the arrest warrant.
On May 5, police were called to the 700 block of NE 29, where they found Terri Cosby, 54, with a "shredded" right arm, and wounds to her left arm and both legs. Her right arm was amputated just below the shoulder, the warrant states.
Cosby told investigators she was walking home when the dogs attacked her from behind. She said the attack went on for about an hour before police arrived, according to the warrant.
A man who attempted to intervene was also bitten by at least one of the dogs.
Two of the dogs were shot by police at the scene, and two others euthanized at the city animal shelter, according to the warrant.
A neighbor told investigators that animal welfare had been to the house regarding the dogs. Another neighbor said two of the dogs jumped the fence and killed her dog, the warrant states.
A plumber who did work at the house last May told investigators that one of the dogs came through the front door, chased him and bit his arm, according to the warrant.
The Franklins refused to sign a search waiver for the dogs, and a search warrant was granted for the house. Also found inside were two citations for failure to confine dogs to the owner's property, according to the warrant.
Wayne Franklin told investigators that the dogs did not have a history of getting out of the house or biting anyone, according to the warrant.