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St. Mary's Man Accused of Assaulting Woman, Abusing Small Dog

Published On: Dec 22 2013 03:06:13 PM AKST

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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.