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Police: Gainesville man tried to kill neighbor’s dog with brick
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Yasund Hancock

A Gainesville man allegedly attempted to harm a neighbor’s Chihuahua “by throwing a large brick at it,” police said.

Yasund Hancock, 42, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of terroristic threats, cruelty to animals, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was booked Wednesday, Feb. 7, in to the Hall County Jail, where he remains.

Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said Hancock and a neighbor were in an argument Tuesday evening in the 700 block of West Avenue.

“Allegedly (Hancock) threatened a neighbor, pulled a gun and pointed it at the victim,” Holbrook said. “Additionally, Hancock tried to harm and kill the victim’s dog, a Chihuahua, by throwing a large brick at it.”

The dog is OK, Holbrook said.

Police responded and set up a perimeter after Hancock reportedly retreated, Holbrook said.

“Before the SWAT team could get deployed, negotiators were able to talk Hancock into custody,” Holbrook said.

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