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Man accused of hurting police dog in court

Posted at 8:48 AM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 18:49:06-05

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.