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Yost appears in court in animal cruelty case

Updated: Wednesday, July 23 2014, 06:36 PM EDT
BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. – Daniel Yost, a man accused of animal cruelty, appeared in Brooke County court for a preliminary hearing after being arrested for an incident involving a woman's pet.
It was in the early morning hours of May 23 when Yost allegedly picked up a dog and slammed it to the ground. The dog is OK, but the incident has Yost facing charges.
When Jennifer Harris heard screaming and commotion outside that morning, she saw a man in her yard near her dog waving his arms. That man was identified as Yost.
“After I told him to get out of my yard and get away from my dog, he proceeded to pick up my dog and slam her on her side," Harris said.
That's when a neighbor stepped in to aid Harris.
“I heard my neighbor tell the man in my back yard that if he wanted to pick on someone, pick on a human and not a defenseless dog,” Harris said.
But Yost's tirade didn’t stop there. He proceeded to allegedly threaten that neighbor and then ran at him. That man was able to subdue Yost until police arrived on scene and took Yost into custody.
“When Mr. Yost stepped out of my front gate, he tried to -- for lack of better words -- tried to football tackle Mr. Holmes,” Harris said. “And the Mr. Holmes was able to get a grab on him and get him down on the ground.”
Magistrate Linda Viderman found probable cause to bind this case over to circuit court
It will also be up for consideration by the grand jury.

Yost appears in court in animal cruelty case

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