DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A 22-year-old man is accused of shooting a Durham resident’s dog as he ran from deputies Wednesday.
Deputies were conducting a traffic stop along Gibson Road when a passenger, later identified as Shermaine Maurice Hammond, jumped from the vehicle and ran, the sheriff’s office said.
While he was running from deputies, Hammond shot a Gibson Road resident’s dog.
Deputies deployed a K-9, who helped track down Hammond.
Hammond was taken into custody. He faces charges including felony cruelty to animals, assault, communicating threats, injury to personal property, second-degree kidnapping and resisting a public officer, deputies said.
The driver of the vehicle was cited for speeding and released.
The dog sustained serious injuries, authorities said, but is expected to survive.