A dramatic twist to to a story WWAY first reported Wednesday night results in a deputy sent to a hospital and a dog shot dead. We showed you John Williams and his wife Sandra in dog court. Their pit bull "Joe" was in trouble for biting a deputy who lived down the street. The dog court committee ruled the Williams had to restrain and muzzle the dog. John Williams was not happy with that decision. Coincidentally, Thursday night New Hanover County deputies were called to the Williams home on a domestic dispute. There are only three dogs in John Williams' backyard now. Before Thursday afternoon there were 4. Joe the pit bull was killed late Thursday afternoon by a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy during a domestic call to 446 Cathay Road. During an arrest attempt the pit bull appeared and viciously attacked the sheriff's deputy who was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The deputy shot and killed the dog, a dog Williams told us he was very fond of after the dog court hearing Wednesday night. "It's upset me real bad, Williams said Wednesday. "I've had him for eight years. I've trained him every day of my life, and they're in there acting as if they can gang up on you, you know, just because he bit a sheriff. That's right. All because of a sheriff." Animal control arrived on the scene and removed the pit bull's body from the house. Deputies took John Williams away, under arrest and charged with one count of domestic assault on a female, one count of pointing a gun and two counts of resisting a public officer. He's being held without bond at the New Hanover County Jail.
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