Man facing charges for allegedly assaulting Arizona Humane Society employee

PHOENIX - A 27-year-old man is facing charges after he allegedly attacked an Emergency Animal Medical Technician of the Arizona Humane Society, AHS, who was attempting to evaluate his dog.

According to court paperwork, the employee attempted two times in October to see James Brandon Davis' dog after receiving reports that it may have an untreated broken leg.

During one visit, Davis' denied owning the dog and provided a different name to the employee, according to paperwork.

On Oct. 7, the AHS employee returned to Davis' house near McDowell Road and 40th Street and was given access to the dog. The employee reportedly told Davis that the dog was being abused.

The EAMT also noted cuts to the animal's leg.

That's when, according to police, Davis pushed the employee into a block wall injuring the employee's arm. Davis also allegedly got into a vehicle and drove off "intentionally hitting [the employee] on the left arm with the side passenger mirror," court paperwork said.

He then allegedly put the vehicle in reverse and acted like he was going to accelerate toward the employee, but did not, according to the paperwork.

Bretta Nelson, a spokesperson for AHS, confirmed that an incident happened, but was unable to elaborate because the investigation is ongoing.

It was not immediately clear if the dog was under AHS' care or what its current status was.

Davis faces charges of aggravated assault, assault and failure to provide treatment to an animal.

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