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Raleigh man accused of using dog to assault woman

Posted February 7, 2010 8:40 p.m. EST
Updated February 7, 2010 9:59 p.m. EST

— Neil Floyd Chivvis, 35, of 5004 Davis Creek Drive in Raleigh, is accused of using an Akita dog as a deadly weapon on Saturday.

According to an arrest warrant, Chivvis used the 110-pound dog to injure Jerri Nichole Carlson. 

Chivvis was charged with assault with a deadly weapon to inflict serious injury.

Carlson, who lived with Chivvis, was treated and released from WakeMed, authorities said.

Chivvis was being held Sunday in the Wake County jail. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday morning.