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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