A Bangor man is charged with domestic violence criminal threatening and cruelty to animals.
31-year-old Antonio Gordon is also charged with obstructing reporting of a crime.
Police say when they responded to a report of a family fight at a home on Hancock Street Wednesday, Gordon was with the female victim.
Before authorities arrived, police say he placed a bureau in front of her door, so she would not return to the same room as him.
When she told another person at the home about the incident, he called her several names and made motions that he was going to hit her.
Then, when her dog started barking, he picked it up, choked and punched it before throwing it over a balcony.
He also threw the victim’s cell phone off the balcony.
The dog was not seriously injured.