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Henrico man accused of stabbing dog during fight with woman

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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

A Highland Springs man faces animal cruelty charges and assault charges for stabbing a dog during a fight with a woman.

Police say Gordon Atkeison got in an argument with a woman in the early hours of Halloween at a home on Hodder Lane. Atkeison assaulted the woman, injuring her face, police said. The dog came between the two during the fight and police say Atkeison shoved and stabbed the dog with a knife.

The dog's owner took the dog to a vet for care. At this time there isn't an update on the dog's condition. 

Atkeison was charged with animal cruelty Wednesday and was charged with assault last week.

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