From Mid-Hudson News
A man with 15 arrests, four felony convictions and eight misdemeanor charges, was arrested last Thursday afternoon after a scuffle with Yonkers Police officers that left several injured and one bitten by the man’s pit bull.
Two officers were alerted to a man selling jewelry in Bregano Park and when they spoke with them, he refused commands to remove his hand from his pocket. Police thought the man, identified as Jermaine Faulk, might have a weapon, so they grabbed his hand and a violent confrontation ensued during which Faulk punched the officers and pushed one toward his pit bull, which was tied to a nearby fence.
The officer was bitten by the dog and sustained deep puncture wounds to his back. As the struggle continued, Faulk tried to grab an officer’s gun from its holster, but police secured the weapon before he could get a hold of it.
Additional officers arrived and he was eventually handcuffed and arrested.
During the scuffle, one of the officers was forced to shoot and kill the dog after the animal tried to bite him.
A search of Faulk turned up 11 bags of heroin.
The first officers at the scene were treated for injuries including a broken hand, sprains, lacerations, and puncture wounds from the suspect’s dog.
Faulk’s most recent arrest was four weeks ago on drug charges in Yonkers.
He was charged in this latest incident with two counts of assault in the second degree, attempted robbery of the officer’s gun, drug possession, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.
He was arraigned and remanded to the Westchester County Jail.