Aggressive suspect will face felony charges after assaulting K9

Police K9 Sable were assaulted by a suspect yesterday before the man was captured.

Several law enforcement agencies were working together to capture the suspect after he rushed into the river to avoid arrest.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office Facebook

Benton County Sheriff’s Office Facebook

Prosser police initially suspected the man of felony assault when he fled the area.

The Benton County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office responded to the call on their joint boat with K9 Sable.

Before rushing into the river to evade officers, the suspect punched Sable VARIOUS times with a river log. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said the animal was unharmed in the assault.

After being taken into custody, the man was turned over to the Prosser Police Department.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional charges for resisting arrest and attempting to injure a police dog. Throw him the book.

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