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Police: Port Chester Man Sics Dog on Woman

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – A Port Chester man was arrested and charged with a felony assault on Wednesday after ordering his dog to attack a woman Monday afternoon, police said. Jamar Calhoun, 21, of Port Chester was charged with the felony of second-degree assault for using a deadly weapon.

According to Lt. James Ladeairous of the Port Chester Police Department, the woman, a 22-year-old Port Chester resident, told police that Calhoun was abusing the dog on the sidewalk and asked him to stop. At that point Calhoun allegedly approached the woman, let the dog of the leash and ordered the dog to attack the woman, according to police.

Police reports say the dog bit the woman on her left calf and was scratched several times. After Calhoun left the woman, who knew Calhoun, she called the police. Police said a background check on Calhoun revealed three outstanding arrest warrants for harassment, attempted assault, resisting arrest and criminal possession of crack cocaine.

Two days later an officer recognized Calhoun's picture on the warrant and was able to locate and arrest him, police said. Calhoun is currently being held in the county jail.

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