Tuesday, July 28, 2009
DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a central Ohio man to six months in jail for assaulting a police dog by punching it in the head and throat and breaking a tooth.
Judge Everett Krueger of Delaware County Common Pleas Court also ruled Monday that 45-year-old Jeffrey Metz of Delaware must serve five years on probation.
Deputies say Metz led them on a chase in January when they tried to pull him over for speeding and that he spun into a field.
They say he refused to get out of his vehicle. Officers sent a police dog named Thor into the car and say Metz punched the animal repeatedly.
Metz also had been convicted of failure to comply with a police order.
Sheriff Walter Davis III says the dog has recovered.