WOONSOCKET â A man allegedly stabbed his neighborâs dog Sunday before the animalâs 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 animalâs 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 manâs 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 neighborâs dog was unleashed.
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