An Oxford man has been charged with assaulting a DeSoto County Sheriff's K-9 officer and his dog during a traffic stop.

The Commercial Appeal reports Christopher Conyers was charged Wednesday with simple assault on a police officer, attempt to commit an offense, following too closely and injury or killing of a public service animal.

Conyers remains in the DeSoto County Jail. His bond has been set at $40,250 on all charges.

Authorities say when Conyers was pulled over on a traffic stop Tuesday, a confrontation occurred between him and the deputy, whose name has not been released.

 

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