The Lexus Project has once again taken possession of a dangerous dog. Onion, a mastiff/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix that killed his owner's grandchild, at the child's first birthday party, has been turned over to the Lexus Project. After two years of legal maneuvers the Lexus Project has taken possession of Onion and has relocated him out of state to a rescue facility that they refuse to name.
Given the refusal to name the facility one must consider the possibility that local animal control on the receiving end has no idea what is coming, much less have the opportunity to inspect the facility to make sure that it meets the requirements of the agreement with the city of Henderson. Per the Las Vegas Review-Journal "According to the city’s statement, its agreement with the Lexus Project indemnifies the city of future liability for the dog, “which was picked up from the Henderson Animal Shelter well cared for and in good health.”
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The documents also confirm a rumor that fatal mauler Patrone was from the same litter as the bull mastiff/pit bull mix that killed five year old Ayden Evans in Jessieville Arkansas in June of 2013. Pit bull advocacy denies any genetic propensity for violence in the breed but seems unlikely that two dogs out of a litter of nine would be trained to kill a child and an elderly women in a six month time span.
Emily Coy, owner of Patrone, admitted during questioning that Patrone would "bite out of fear." A Hot Springs Village police officer made a statement that when he worked with Emily Coy at an area business she came to work with bandages on an arm and a leg, she stated that Patrone had bitten her. The investigation revealed that Patrone had bitten Emily Coy twice. The investigation also revealed that Patrone had bitten the face of Brande Coy's sister in the months prior to the fatal attack on Mrs Kappan.
Hot Springs Village police received a statement from a woman who stated that she lived near Emily Coy when Emily lived in Jessieville and was a regular caretaker for Patrone. She said that she was bitten in the face by the dog in July of 2012. Per her statement Emily Coy witnessed the bite, helped stop the bleeding but refused to pay for medical care.
Please keep these statements in mind and watch the video provided by THV11. Patrone had long history of biting, was a litter mate brother of the dog that killed a five year old child just months earlier and Brande Coy just opened the door to let him run with absolutely no thought to the danger to her neighbors. A fatal mistake.
Per THV11 "The following information was obtained from the Saline County Arrest Warrants for Brande and Emily Coy:
- At about 7 a.m. on November 21, 2013, Brande Coy released two unleashed dogs into an unsecured yard on Ornado Lane in Hot Springs Village. The dogs were a rat terrier and a bull mastiff/pit bull mix. The bull mastiff/pit bull, named Patrone, belonged to Brande's daughter, Emily, who was not home at the time.
- Brande told officers that after she let them outside, she went back inside the home, and after some time, heard someone screaming outside. Once she went outside to investigate, she saw Patrone biting a woman in the road in front of the house. Brande tried to stop the attack and was bitten herself. She said it took her about 30 minutes to gain control of Patrone. She then went inside and, at 7:38 a.m., called 911 to report the incident.
- Brande remained in the home - washing her face, hair, and changing clothes - until emergency personnel responded on scene about 16 minutes later.
- The victim, identified as Joan Kappen, was found in a ditch and taken to Mercy Hospital with severe injuries to her legs, hands, arms, and face. She was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9:33 a.m."
Joan and Hans Kappen
Brande Coy washed her face, hair, and changed her clothes while Joan Kappen lay dying in a ditch. Callous? Yes!
For more information please click here.
The mother / daughter team of Brande and Emily Coy were booked into the Saline County Detention Center today. Below are their mug shots.
This is Brande Coy"s new image, unattractive isn't it?
This woman's trial will be a circus. It will be difficult for a defense lawyer to put a good slant on this.
For the actual arrest warrant please click here. VERY interesting reading.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Manslaughter, unlawful dog attack, and harboring a vicious animal charges were filed against Brande Coy for the attack that resulted in the death of 75 year old Hot Springs Village resident Joan Kappen in November of 2013.
Manslaughter is a class "C" felony and punishable by up to 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction. Brande Coy is the mother of dog owner Emily Ann Coy. Brande Coy was harboring Emily's dog at the time of the attack upon Mrs. Kappan.
Dog owner Emily Coy was charged with one count of harboring a vicious animal in violation of a county ordinance.
Emily Coy and Patrone
For more information on this attack please click here.