Authorities: Man injures 2 officers, assaults police dog during domestic call in Egg Harbor Township
Authorities say a Delaware man accused of beating his girlfriend at an Atlantic County hotel injured two police officers and assaulted a police dog before he was finally taken into custody.
Egg Harbor Township police say officers were called to the Days Hotel in the Farmington section of town around 8:30 a.m. Saturday for reports of a domestic disturbance. Officials say the officers found a 21-year-old woman with facial injuries when they arrived.
The woman apparently told police that she was punched by her boyfriend Alexander Kearney, 21. When the officers tried to arrest Kearney, they say a violent struggle ensued until Kearney was arrested several minutes later.
Kearney was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, using or threatening to use violence against a law enforcement officer and purposely causing injury to a police dog.
The officers suffered injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.
It wasn't known Monday if Kearney has retained an attorney. His bail was set at $25,000.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.