A 46-year-old Cheyenne man could face up to ten-and-a-half years in prison after allegedly threatening to kill people and a dog with a knife.

Wendell Jackson, Jr. made his initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court via video conference Wednesday morning.

According to court documents, police were called to 316 Central Avenue #4 around 8:20 a.m. on May 26, after Jackson reportedly approached the trailer threatening to kill the dog and people at the residence with a ten-inch knife.

Witnesses say when Jackson opened the fence gate and began to enter the yard, the dog chased him about thirty feet. Jackson then reportedly cut the dog's left cheek, cutting deep enough to expose bone.

Jackson has been charged with aggravated assault and battery-threatens with weapon and cruelty to animals-torture.

Due to his lengthy criminal history, Jackson's bond was set at $10,000 cash surerty. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 7 at 10:30 a.m.