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Man accused of commanding dogs to attack other person

Michael L. Spencer, 45, of Charleston, is facing felony charges after police said he commanded his dogs to attack another man. (West Virginia Regional Jail) 

A Charleston man is facing charges after police said he commanded his bull dog and pit bull to attack another man, following an altercation.

Michael Lee Spencer, 45, is charged with malicious wounding and wanton endangerment involving a firearm.

Spencer commanded his bull dog and pit bull to attack a man on Aug. 31 in a Charleston salvage yard, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

After the dog attack, the man had a laceration to his left shoulder and had a chunk of skin missing from the left side of his head, the complaint said.

The complaint said Spencer also hit the man over the head with a revolver and then pointed the weapon at him, forcing the barrel into his mouth while threatening him. The man described the gun to police as a shiny revolver and said he could see the bullets in the cylinder.

Police said the man had a laceration about his left eye and bruising on his forehead after being hit by Spencer.

Spencer is currently being held in South Central Regional Jail.

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