Bull kills Greencastle man

November 11, 2005|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

LEITERSBURG - A 59-year-old Greencastle, Pa., man was found trampled to death by a bull Wednesday at 14522 Strite Road in Leitersburg, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Henry Holtaman Moyer, of 12497 Gearhart Road, was found on the ground with a bull standing over him shortly after 3 p.m., Lt. Travers Ruppert said.

"The bull had him pinned," Ruppert said.

A man who lived across the street from Moyer attacked the bull with a pitchfork after finding Moyer was injured, Ruppert said.

The same neighbor later shot the bull with a gun, causing the bull to run into a pasture, Ruppert said.

Moyer's family members fired five or six rounds from a gun at the bull and killed it, Ruppert said.

"They put it down," he said.

It is not clear if Moyer was trampled or gored by the bull. Ruppert said Moyer's body was sent to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy.


When he was found by his neighbor, Moyer still was moving his arms, but died by the time emergency personnel arrived, deputies said.

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