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story.lead_photo.caption Brandon Jeremy Held

A Little Rock man has been charged with aggravated assault after being accused of hitting a cyclist with his vehicle, authorities said.

Officers arrested Brandon Jeremy Held, 27, near the intersection of Zeuber and Fletcher roads, in southeastern Pulaski County, about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the sheriff's office.

Officers spoke with a man who said he was riding his bicycle along Zeuber Road when he was attacked by two dogs, a report said. The cyclist told police he placed his bicycle between himself and the dogs to keep from being bitten. The dogs' owner, a 33-year-old woman, reportedly approached and told the cyclist that "my dogs are not going to bite your punk a**."

The cyclist told police that he sprayed the dogs with his water bottle and continued to ride east on Zeuber Road when he heard a vehicle approaching quickly from behind. The vehicle struck him from the rear, knocking him off his bike. The victim said a man, later identified as Held, stepped out of the vehicle with a machete and threatened to kill him, prompting him to run into the woods and call authorities.

The cyclist reportedly had minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene. Damage to his bicycle was estimated at $6,000.

Held was in custody at the Pulaski County jail as of Tuesday afternoon in lieu of $35,000 bond, records show.

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  • MaxCady
    October 10, 2017 at 4:25 p.m.

    Those darn millennials!

  • rubythecat96gmailcom
    October 10, 2017 at 5:17 p.m.

    yep, honey, lets hurt somebody for trying to protect themselves from two strange dogs.
    good grief... apparently the Held's weren't wearing their stupid signs. but at least the biker will get a new bike out of them.

  • HerrValkyrie
    October 10, 2017 at 5:18 p.m.

    Guess I am gonna have to start carrying heat when I ride; damn rednecks!

  • Foghorn
    October 10, 2017 at 6 p.m.

    Cyclists should carry pepper spray for use on aggressive animals as well as their a*hole handlers. Held should face attempted murder charges. The bim dog owner isclearly an accessory.

  • Foghorn
    October 10, 2017 at 6:29 p.m.

    It's at least attempted vehicular homicide plus assault with a deadly weapon. Cops hate cyclists. If cops faced a machete they'd kill the person wielding it. Upgrade the charges.

  • MaxCady
    October 11, 2017 at 9:58 a.m.

    Is the dogs owner somehow related to Held? Good luck getting a new bike out of those denizens of the trailer park!

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