Three indicted after woman mauled to death by dogs in Memphis

Three indicted after woman mauled to death by dogs in Memphis
The suspects were indicted on reckless homicide charges. (Getty Images/Image Source)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three people have been indicted on reckless homicide charges following the death of a woman who was mauled by dogs in April.

According to a release from Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich, Phyllis Jones, 61; her daughter, Kimberly Jordan, 40; and Jordan’s son Dedricz Perry, 22, were taken into custody Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Around 8 a.m. on April 22, police were called to the 1200 block of Capital Avenue in North Memphis.

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Police found the body of Doris Arrington, 59, who lived nearby.

She had severe trauma to her legs and arms that appeared to be from animal bites, according to the release.

The cause of death was massive blood loss.

Officers canvassed the area and found four dogs with blood on their mouths and fur at a nearby house.

The dogs’ owners were identified as the three suspects.

Investigators said Memphis Animal Services and the Mayor’s Action Center both had received complaints about the dogs’ aggressive behavior and their ability to escape their enclosure, according to the release.

The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Forrest Edwards of the District Attorney’s Vertical Team 3 which handles cases in General Sessions Division 11 and Criminal Court Division 3.