A 47-year-old Saint Mary's man faces several charges related to a domestic violence complaint and the abuse of a small dog.
Thomas Tuning is accused by Alaska State Troopers of physically assaulting a woman multiple times and then abusing the family dog, a small male of mixed breed.
The victim fled to a neighbor's house for help, and Tuning allegedly jerked his hands away and briefly wrestled the arresting trooper.
Tuning was allegedly intoxicated during the incident.
He faces multiple assault charges, a count of animal cruelty and a count of resisting arrest.