Man Arrested For Dog Attack

KSCB News - June 19, 2012 8:36 am

A Garden City man was arrested late Sunday night after he allegedly sicced his dog on sheriff’s deputies.

David Diaz, 25, 6020 E. Waterhole Drive, was arrested at 11:57 p.m. on an allegation of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer.

At about 10:15 p.m., Finney County Sheriff’s deputies were requested by Ulysses police to locate three subjects of interest from a shooting incident there earlier in the day. According to Ulysses Police Chief Alan Olson, at about 2 a.m. officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 900 block of South Cheyenne Street in Ulysses. According to Ulysses police, four to six shots were fired. No one was injured, but a residence was damaged.

Olson said the suspects were on foot at the time of the incident and the investigation was ongoing.

At about 11 p.m. Sunday, a Finney County Sheriff’s deputy located a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle believed to be involved in the Ulysses incident in the 5000 block of East U.S. Highway 50. According to Finney County Sheriff Kevin Bascue, the vehicle did not stop and attempted to flee. Upon stopping in the sales lot of D & H Homes, 4103 E. U.S. Highway 50, all three occupants of the vehicle attempted to flee on foot. One of the subjects of the vehicle, identified as Diaz, had what deputies described as a large pit bull dog. Bascue said that as deputies approached Diaz, he released the dog on a deputy.

Bascue said the dog then attempted to attack another deputy but was secured in the vehicle without injury. Diaz was taken into custody at the scene and is currently at the Finney County Jail on a $35,000 bond.

The other two people in the vehicle were not apprehended. Bascue said the investigation is ongoing, and deputies are attempting to identify the other people in the vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can call the Finney County Sheriff’s Office at 272-3700.

 

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