Graves Couple Sought in Stolen Pit Bull Case
By Joe Jackson
SYMSONIA, KY - Two people face charges and a dog is dead following the search of a Graves County home over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Graves County Sheriff’s Office received a report from McCracken County authorities that 26-year-old Wesley Wooldridge, of Ledbetter, had been attacked by a pit bull on State Route 534 in the Symsonia area. Wooldridge was at a Paducah hospital for serious injuries as a result of the dog bite and attack.
Deputies also learned that Wooldridge was a suspect in a burglary at the Crittenden County Animal Shelter, where a pit bull had been taken in June after it had been quarantined for biting a four-year-old boy and his mother in Livingston County. Deputies said Wooldridge was a resident of Livingston County but was currently living with his girlfriend, Chelsea Emery, in the Symsonia area.
Deputies responded to their home on Kaler Mill Road and located a dog inside. Deputies determined that the dog inside the home was the same pit bull that had been taken from the animal shelter in Crittenden County and the same pit bull that had attacked the four-year-old and his mother in Livingston County.
Deputies obtained a search warrant and were able to make entry into the home. During the course of making entry, the pit bull became violent and attempted to attack deputies. Deputies said they were forced to put the animal down due to not being able to gain control of the animal without the risk of serious injury to themselves.
Wooldridge and Emery are currently being sought on Graves County arrest warrants for harboring a vicious animal, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Wooldridge is a 26-year-old white male. He's 5'9" tall, weighs 165 pounds and has blue eyes and blonde hair. Emery is a 21-year-old white female. She is 5'0" tall and weighs 100 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Graves County Sheriff's Office at 270-247-4501.