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Deputies: Man assaulted girlfriend, tried to kill dogs

Posted January 8, 2010 11:24 a.m. EST
Updated January 8, 2010 1:38 p.m. EST

— Chatham County deputies have arrested a man they say assaulted his girlfriend, shot at her house, tried to kill her dogs and stole her car.

Investigators said that William Tucker, 25, went to Elaine Gregg's home in a part of Apex that lies in Chatham County on Dec. 20, 2009. He assaulted her and shot up her house after the altercation, authorities said.

Investigators said Tucker also tried to shoot her dogs, but failed and sustained minor injuries in the attempt. The dogs weren't harmed.

He fled in Gregg's car before deputies arrived, authorities said.

Sgt. Mike Copeland arrested Tucker, of 1109 Tallyho Trail in Carrboro, on Wednesday on charges of assault on a female, felony cruelty to animals, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, injury to personal property, injury to real property and interfering with emergency communications.

Tucker was placed in jail under a $10,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for Jan. 25.