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Man accused of attacking St. Johns County K-9

Deputies: Christopher Nolan hit woman with book bag before trying to choke K-9

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Christopher Nolan and photo of K-9 Gambit
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Christopher Nolan and photo of K-9 Gambit

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A St. Augustine man was arrested Sunday after he hit the mother of his child with a book bag and, later, tried to attack a St. Johns County Sheriff's Office K-9, deputies said. 

Christopher Nolan is charged with domestic battery, battery on a police dog, hit-and-run and resisting police with violence, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Early Sunday morning, deputies said, Nolan, 40, went to the home of the mother of his child, got into an argument with her and then hit her in the head with a book bag. 

Two neighbors chased him off, and as he sped away, he rammed a car and then took off, according to an arrest report. 

A K-9 deputy and K-9 Gambit found him hiding on top of a storage container at a closed business, and the deputy released Gambit to apprehend Nolan, the arrest report said.

The deputy said the K-9 bit Nolan on the leg and Nolan tried to choke the dog, but he was subdued. 

Nolan was booked into the St. Johns County Jail.