A Sterling man faces charges of malicious wounding and animal cruelty after a domestic dispute Jan. 13.
Deputies were called to a Paxton Court home where Malik W. McCoy Adams, 20, allegedly attempted to stab a family dog with a knife. The victim reported being injured by the knife while pulling the dog away. McCoy also sustained injuries from the dog. Loudoun County Animal Services responded and transported the dog to a veterinarian for treatment of a stab wound.
McCoy was held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.