Man charged for attacking K-9

Published 05/18 2013 05:14PM

Updated 05/20 2013 03:43PM

DECATUR -- A man is charged after punching a police K-9. 40-year old Mark Steiner was charged with five felony counts.

Police say an officer and K-9 were trying to arrest Steiner for hitting a woman. The K-9 bit Steiner's leg and police say he threw the dog onto a fence. The K-9 then jumped Steiner and he punched the dog in the jaw drawing blood.

The officer and K-9 eventually got Steiner under control. His charges include injuring a police animal and aggravated battery.

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