Police: Melbourne man drew gun, threatened to kill neighbor's dog

Dog had attacked child, officials say

Kerry Kelly
Kerry Kelly

MELBOURNE, Fla. – A Melbourne man was arrested Sunday after police said he ran into his neighbor's yard with a firearm and threatened to kill a dog after hearing the neighbor's child was attacked, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.

Police responded to Lorna Drive after multiple neighbors said Kerry Kelly, 56, had his hand on his weapon while demanding the dog be brought outside so he could kill it, according to arrest reports.

Neighbors told Kelly that the situation was under control and that the child and dog had been separated, but he refused to leave the property, police said. 

Kelly was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, armed trespassing and openly carrying a firearm. He is being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex on $11,000 bond.