WOONSOCKET â€“ A man allegedly stabbed his neighborâ€™s dog Sunday before the animalâ€™s owner intervened and the assailant allegedly turned the knife on him.
Detective Jamie Paone called the injuries to the dog minor, but she said the animalâ€™s owner was stabbed repeatedly and later admitted to Rhode Island Hospital for emergency surgery. He was described as a 25-year-old man who lives at 26 Fairmount St., but police declined to release his name.
Police arrested Clyde Ewing, 36, of 12 Fairmount St. after responding to his house about 8:14 p.m.
Ewing is facing felony charges of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and causing malicious injury to an animal.
Investigators said Ewing told them he got in an argument with his neighbor because he thought the manâ€™s dog was attacking his dog, which is much smaller. Ewing told police he was also concerned because his 9-year-old son was playing in the yard and his neighborâ€™s dog was unleashed.
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