Texas man accused of assaulting police dog during chase

Texas man accused of assaulting police dog during chase

Jeremiah Willson is charged with evading arrest and attack on an assistance animal with bail set at $10,000 for each charge. Police said he punched and kicked a police K-9 unit after the dog cornered him during a chase.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 28, 2012 at 2:42 PM

HOUSTON – A 35-year-old man is accused of beating a police K-9 unit after the dog corned him during a chase in north Houston, police said.

Jeremiah Willson is charged with evading arrest and attack on an assistance animal with bail set at $10,000 for each charge.

Police said Willson was allegedly driving a stolen car when they tried to pull him over. He then fled and ditched the car at Yale Street.

A K-9 unit was called in to assist with the search, police said. The dog cornered the suspect, who then proceeded to kick and punch the animal. A police officer subdued him.

Police said the dog was OK after the assault.

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