Police: Man punched, kicked K-9 unit during chase

Police: Man punched, kicked K-9 unit 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 1:16 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 28 at 6:08 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.

Jermiah 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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