The man accused of injuring a Las Vegas police dog during a standoff with Las Vegas police appeared in court on Thursday morning.
Tolavius Timmons was arrested after a standoff on Feb. 11 at the Maryland Park Apartments near Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn.
Several neighbors reported hearing screams coming from a first-floor apartment and one neighbor heard glass breaking. There were also reports of gunshots.
The incident led to a standoff that lasted for quite some time. At one time, it was believed that a child might be inside the apartment and nearby residents were evacuated.
Eventually police officers entered the apartment with a police dog. Timmons refused to come out of a bedroom and the police dog was sent in to get him.
During the encounter, Timmons was bitten several times and Nicky, the police dog, was cut multiple times with a machete.
Timmons is being charged with resisting a public officer, mistreatment of a police animal, willful and malicious torture of an animal, and destruction of another person's property.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m. March 4.