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Hope Mills man accused of killing dog, attempted rape

Posted April 18, 2012 1:42 p.m. EDT
Updated April 18, 2012 1:54 p.m. EDT

— Police have charged a Hope Mills man accused of killing his dog and trying to rape a woman in his neighborhood.

Shane Forrest Evilsizer, 36, of the 5500 block of Brown Street, faces two counts of cruelty to animals, one count of breaking and entering and one count of attempted first-degree rape in connection to the April 6 incidents.

Hope Mills police said officers had already responded to reports that Evilsizer was behaving aggressively and in a hostile manner.

The last time they responded, officers found he had killed the dog and that he also broke into a woman's home and tried to sexually assault her.

He also injured the woman's dog, which was trying to protect its owner, police said.

Evilsizer was jailed under a $305,000 bond.