Murfreesboro Post

Man dies after bull attack

A man attacked by a Scottish Highland bull died Wednesday, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s office.

Joseph Young, 55, of Chapel Hill died after the bull attacked him near Eagleville, Deputy Jared Keith said in a sheriff’s department news release.

The medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy.

According to the news release, Sheriff’s Cpl. Jamie Bailey said witnesses heard Young yelling, “Get back, get back” while he was inside a barn on Allisona Road.

Keith and EMS Supervisor Mike Johnson yelled at the bull to draw attention away from Young.

“The bull then charged Deputy Keith and Supervisor Johnson,” Bailey said. “That’s when Deputy Keith discharged his sheriff’s office rifle and put the cow down.”

Johnson and Bailey carried the man to the ambulance for treatment. A LifeFlight helicopter flew Young to a hospital where he died.