Marianna Standoff

David Lee Lang

A Northwest Florida man is in jail for allegedly threatening to let his pit bull loose on police officers.

The alleged incident occurred outside a Herring Avenue home in Marianna. That’s where authorities responded to a domestic disturbance call.

Once police arrived, reports indicate that David Lee Lang threatened to set the pit bull on them. After a brief "standoff," the 40-year-old suspect agreed to chain the dog.

Lang is charged with three-counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and three counts of resisting with violence. He is being held at the Jackson Correctional Facility on a $55,000 bond.

Records indicate that Lang has previously been arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer, in addition to robbery with a deadly weapon, and mischief with property damage.