Several people seriously injured by bull in Grimes County

The Grimes County Sheriff's Office has confirmed four people were injured following a bull attack on private property in a rural area of the county.

Two of the injured were rushed in critical condition to a hospital by a medical helicopter. A third person was transported by a ground ambulance. A fourth person was injured but treated on scene.

Sgt. Todd Moon said the bull escaped last Friday from its enclosure and jumped onto the next door neighbor's property.

"The victims were attempting to corral the bull when they were injured," said Moon. "The critical patients taken by helicopter were a man and a woman. After we were able to get everyone the help they needed, the owner of the bull voluntarily decided to put the animal down."

The incident happened in a neighborhood on Millstone Drive off FM 304 south of the Stoneham community.

Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell said criminal charges wouldn't be filed against the owner of the bull, but a relative of one of the victims said on social media that the family has contacted an attorney. She also said several fundraisers for the victims were being planned.