Suspect charged after putting State Police K9 in headlock all the way through foot pursuit

STAFFORD, CT (WFSB) – a man is facing several expenses after officials say he put a State Police K9 in a headlock whereas trying to elude authorities.

according to State Police, troopers replied to a residence in Stafford on Saturday after receiving a file a few suspicious vehicle.

after they arrived, troopers realized that a male suspect had fled the area on foot.

K9 Drago changed into deployed to aid aid troopers with monitoring the suspect, leading authorities through a number of backyards and throughout the roadway to a wooded enviornment.

After a few mile and a half, troopers discovered the male in query trying to cover under tree debris and snow.

Troopers attempted to situation verbal instructions to the suspect, but he took off again strolling.

officials launched K9 Drago, who instantly went after the suspect and without delay apprehended him.

When the trooper approached the suspect, he observed that the man had K9 Drago in a headlock.

K9 Drago still kept his grip on the suspect until the trooper become capable of put him in handcuffs.

The suspect changed into subsequently taken to a neighborhood clinic for treatment.

When he changed into released, State Police charged him with use of a motor vehicle without permission, two counts of interfering, criminal try and assault a police K9, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

It become additionally determined that the male suspect changed into additionally out on probation for outdated offenses.

he’s being held at Hartford County Correctional on a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in Rockville sophisticated courtroom on Monday.