A Port Chester man who was chastised by a village woman for abusing a pit bull is accused of ordering the dog to attack the woman in retribution, according to Port Chester police.
, 21, of 70 Purdy Ave., Port Chester, was arrested today on Grace Church Street and charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and a violation of the village's leash law for dogs in connection with the incident that took place about 12:30 a.m. Monday on Weber Driver.
The 22-year-old Port Chester woman who was attacked by the dog was bitten and scratched on the left leg and required medical attention, according to police. The dog was confiscated by police and the Harrison Humane Society so the animal can be tested for illness.
The incident began, police said, when the Port Chester woman was sitting near her home and saw Calhoun picking up the pit bull and throwing it to the ground. The woman yelled to Calhoun, urging that he stop abusing the dog. Police said Calhoun approached the woman and then ordered the dog to attack the woman.
After an investigation led to information on where Calhoun could be found, police said they obtained a warrant for his arrest and picked him up today. Calhoun was arraigned in Port Chester Village Court and ordered held in the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla pending a court hearing.
During the investigation police said they discovered Calhoun was also wanted on other charges, including:
- Harassment, from an incident earlier this year.
- and resisting arrest from a July 2011 incident.
- Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance involving crack cocaine in November 2011.
When police were investigating this incident, several officers on Weber Drive were nearly struck by a car that came speeding down the street. , Karele Carty, 22, of 186 Grace Church St., Port Chester, was stopped and then charged with driving while intoxicated.