Man in pit bull attack faces charges

HARLINGEN — The man who police say released a pit bull on officers is facing several charges.

Francisco Javier Gomez, 47, was arraigned yesterday on two counts of aggravated assault on a public servant and charges of resisting arrest and interfering with public duties, with bonds set at $206,000.

His wife, Sandra Gonzalez Gomez, 41, was arraigned on a charge of aggravated assault family violence, with bond set at $45,000.

Police said officers were forced to shoot and kill a pit bull after the dog was released on them during a family argument early Sunday morning.

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