- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

WENDELL, N.C. (AP) - A Wendell man has been accused of having his 130-pound Rottweiler dog attack a Wendell police officer.

The News & Observer of Raleigh (https://bit.ly/1J5XnTv ) reports that 28-year-old Dustin Lee Brown is facing one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.

According to police, Sgt. S.G. Hall and Officer Lenward Hanks responded on Saturday evening to a tip that Brown, who had outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court, was at a Wendell residence.

The officers say they saw Brown flee to the back of the residence and a few minutes later a large dog started aggressively charging at them.

Police Chief Bill Carter says both officers drew their service weapons and Hanks fired a single, fatal shot at the dog. It’s unclear if Brown has an attorney.

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Information from: The News & Observer, https://www.newsobserver.com


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