MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (TCD) -- Two people are in custody after a dog attack left a 65-year-old man dead this week.
On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on Ayers Drive to a report of a dog attack. Medical personnel performed lifesaving measures on the victim, David Eller, but he was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the sheriff's office, further investigation revealed that two unprovoked pit bulls fatally attacked Eller. Deputies noted that the dogs were not "contained properly."
Officials arrested 45-year-old Shannan McCrackin and Kenneth Swayne on charges related to the deadly attack.
McCrackin faces one count of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of dangerous animals unconfined on premises, while Swayne faces two counts of dangerous animals unconfined on premises.
McCrackin remains held on $45,000 bond, and Swayne remains held on $20,000 bond, records show.
Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said in a statement, "This was a vicious attack on an unsuspecting victim, and this should have never occurred."
Lewis continued, "If the owner of the dogs would have taken the proper responsibility for the safe keeping of the animals, the attack could have been prevented."