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Police dog bites suspect after warning to surrender

s police 6The Chatham-Kent police K-9 unit was put in to action this morning at around 2 a.m. when a suspect was given an opportunity to surrender but failed to do so.

The man has been forbidden from contacting his ex-girlfriend since September 4, 2021 by a probation order. He also cannot come within 25 metres of her residence.

Shortly after 7 p.m. last night, he went to the woman’s residence and asked to speak with her. She did not allow him in and told him that she was calling the police. He fled the area before police arrived.

Around 2 a.m. this morning, police found the man walking near Sandy Street and McNaughton Avenue West. As police placed him under arrest, he started running. The CKPS K-9 unit, a Belgian shepherd, tracked the man and he was located hiding underneath a deck on Timmins Crescent. He was given the chance to surrender and was made aware that the K-9, named Arry, would be used if he failed to come out. When he refused, Arry was sent in to help with the arrest. The man was taken into custody and removed from underneath the deck.

The 28-year-old Chatham man was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical attention of a minor dog bite to his leg and small cut above his eye. He was treated and released. The man has been charged with two counts of breach of probation, escape lawful custody and resisting arrest. He is in custody for a bail hearing.