Dispute over barking dog ends in trip to jail | TheUnion.com

Dispute over barking dog ends in trip to jail

A man who allegedly became enraged over a barking dog ended up in county jail on a variety of charges Friday morning.

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 14000 block of Meadow Drive at about 6:30 a.m. for a report of a domestic dispute in progress, according to dispatch reports.

A man identified as Robert Timmothy King, 48, became upset regarding a barking dog and got into an argument with his wife, said Sheriff Keith Royal.

King allegedly became “enraged” and hit her several times with his fist.

His stepdaughter tried to intervene, and King threw her to the ground and hit her approximately three times, Royal said.

King’s 18-year-old stepson then jumped on top of him to protect his sister and was hit in the face. King then reportedly began throwing items around the house and broke the phone as one of the victims tried to call 911.

When deputies arrived, King reportedly fled a short distance, then told the deputies they would have to shoot him. He surrendered after they drew their batons, Royal said.

King was booked into county jail on suspicion of damaging a phone line, spousal abuse, battery, child endangerment and resisting arrest. He was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

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