Melissa D. Wolke Wiki
Melissa D. Wolke, of Mount Vernon, was arrested on suspicion of murder, Kentucky state police said in a statement. Donald W. Abner, 55, of Richmond, died at the scene, police said.
Pit bull owner Melissa D. Wolke accused of murder after she and her dog allegedly attacked man and killed victim ☠️ https://t.co/6cRIU8fVVu
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A Kentucky woman was in jail Saturday after she allegedly killed a man by jumping on him and urging her pit bull to attack.
Melissa D. Wolke Age
She is 38 years old.
A man who called authorities said he heard Wolke give the dog “orders to attack,” according to the report. Wolke told the officers at the scene that she was “flushed” by the male issue and had released her pit bull over the man, “police said in the report.
Kentucky State Police said Friday they charged 38-year-old Melissa D. Wolke of Mount Vernon in the death of 55-year-old Donald W. Abner of Richmond. https://t.co/Qq1ixIFm9f
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Officers in Mount Vernon said they saw Wolke on top of the downed victim early Friday morning, punching him in the face as the pit bull mauled him, according to a police report.
The dog was near the victim and behaving aggressively when a responding trooper arrived, and he couldn’t help the man, according to the report. The officer “had no option but to eliminate the dog” by opening fire, it said.
Wolke was “belligerent and aggressive” at the scene, police said.
“She appeared to have blood on her hands and feet, and had a large clump of hair in her hands that was consistent with the victim’s hair,” police said.