Detroit couple charged in death of man mauled by their 3 dogs

Detroit couple charged in death of man mauled by their 3 dogs

/ 12:13 PM February 29, 2024

Roy Goodman charged for the death of couple mauled by 3 dogs

Roy Goodman | PHOTO: Official facebook page of Detroit Police Department

DETROIT — A Detroit couple has been charged with having a dangerous animal causing death after authorities said their three dogs fatally mauled a 35-year-old man.

Roy Goodman, 40, was arraigned Wednesday in 36th District Court, the Wayne County prosecutor’s office said.


A not guilty plea was entered by the court, according to court records.


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Goodman’s wife, Trevina Goodman, 38, was expected to be arraigned at a later date, the prosecutor’s office said.

The dogs are alleged to have attacked Harold Phillips on Jan. 29 after escaping through an unsecured front gate of a westside home. Phillips died Feb. 2 at a hospital.

The dogs were euthanized following the attack.

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Phillips, a father of six, was walking home from a bus stop when he was attacked, his wife, Shauntaye Phillips, has said.


Roy Goodman was given a $25,000 bond Wednesday. His probable cause conference has been scheduled for March 6, followed by a March 13 preliminary hearing.

Court records did not list defense attorneys for Roy or Trevina Goodman.

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