Crime & Courts

Toddler attacked, killed by dog in Caldwell County

A 1-year-old boy was killed Sunday when he was attacked by a dog at his grandfather’s house in Caldwell County.

The Associated Press identified the boy as Nyhiem Wilfong, who was playing in his grandfather’s backyard with his 5-year-old brother when the attack occurred.

Ervin Patterson said he was asleep when he heard the 5-year-old screaming.

The child suffered serious head injuries.

According to WSOC-TV, the family got the dog, a Rottweiler named Kobe, just a few weeks ago. Staff and wire reports