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Man given probation after commanding dog to attack police officer

Adam Martinez (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Adam Martinez (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

A Lubbock man has been given two years (deferred) probation after he commanded his large, brown mastiff dog to attack a police officer in June 2015.

According to the police report, people were having a party at a home in the 9200 block of Ave. Q. After reports of gunfire, officers arrived at the home around 11:45 p.m.

Officers reported they could see firearms on the couch, through the window. 

People inside the home opened the door for the officers and that is when police say Adam Martinez commanded his mastiff dog to "get him" and pointed at the officer.

The officer fired two shots at the dog to stop him from attacking. The mastiff and another dog in the house were taken by animal control out of the house. The mastiff was put down as soon as it was taken from the scene to avoid any further suffering, according to officials with Animal Control.

The second dog was not injured.

Martinez was indicted on June 23, 2015 and originally charged with aggravated assault on a public servant. That charge was dropped but he was sentenced to two years (deferred) probation on a charge of attempted deadly conduct. He must pay $224 in court costs plus $60 probation fee per month until his probation is over. The court also required him to take and complete an online animal cruelty class.

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