COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Cookeville police said a man was arrested for aggravated assault after trying to stab a dog.
It happened on Saturday around 10:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of North Dixie Avenue. Police said Charles Bates of Cookeville tried to stab a dog before officers got there.
When police arrived, they said Bates was bleeding from his head after a confrontation with others on the scene.
He was taken to the Cookeville Regional Medical Center for his injuries.
Witnesses told police Bates was swinging a knife at the dog and then swung it at a woman.
After being released, Bates was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault.
The dog was not hurt in this incident.
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