MASSACHUSETTS -- A Falmouth man faces animal cruelty charges following his arrest Wednesday.
According to a Falmouth police release, officers were dispatched to the area of Sandwich and Percival Roads around 5:09 p.m. for the report of an intoxicated man.
As officers were en route, additional calls came in reported that the man had punched and kicked a dog.
Officer arrived to find 34-year-old Brendan Medeiros of East Falmouth sitting in his driveway with the dog. As the officers spoke with Medeiros he reportedly became agitated and is alleged to have threatened officers, saying he would release a second dog on the property to do them harm, police said.
As officers attempted to take Medeiros into custody, he reportedly resisted and a taser was deployed.
Medeiros was transported to the Falmouth Police Station where he was booked and charged with cruelty to an animal, assault with a dangerous weapon (dog), resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Medeiros was arraigned in Falmouth District Court Thursday.
(Cape Cod Today - April 29, 2015)