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Criminal charges follow arrest by K-9 officer

On Behalf of | Jan 16, 2019 | Criminal Law

A suspect in several cases of attempted burglaries in Colorado was transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries caused by a canine officer during an arrest on a recent Thursday evening. That person is now facing criminal charges. According to a police report, officers responded to a gun store after the security alarm was activated. This followed an incident in which two of the store’s windows were broken during an attempted burglary.

Reportedly, calls also went out to other local police departments, and this led to officers coming across perpetrators at another gun store. A deputy allegedly saw suspects attempting to gain access by breaking through the door to the store. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle that came to a halt after police activated stop sticks.

Although one suspect remains at large, deputies arrested two others. One of them tried to flee on foot, and a canine officer tracked the person down and used its teeth during the arrest. This led to that suspect’s hospitalization. Investigators noted that it is suspected that the two separate robbery attempts are linked to the same alleged perpetrators, one of which is a 19-year-old adult.

This Colorado man is now facing criminal charges, including resisting arrest, burglary and criminal mischief. Most others in similar circumstances retain the services of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Legal counsel can examine the charges and the methods used by law enforcement during the arrest. Any irregularities can be addressed in the court while working toward the best possible outcome for the client.