Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Police dog bites man accused in fighting ring

By Lucas Sullivan

Staff Writer

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

DAYTON — A Dayton police dog on Sunday, Nov. 23, bit and helped apprehend a man wanted on felony dogfighting charges.

Ranon O. Brock, 31, allegedly fled on foot when he saw officers who were responding to a call regarding a burglary in progress in the 100 block of Cambridge Avenue about 5:45 p.m., Lt. Patrick Welsh said.

The K-9 unit was called to help track Brock, who saw the dog and began to run back toward officers who had been chasing from another direction, Welsh said.

The K-9 and another officer caught Brock at the same time, and the dog accidentally bit the officer in the calf, Welsh said.

The dog released once given the command by an officer who started to wrestle with Brock. The K-9 jumped into the fray and grabbed Brock on the wrist so officers could arrest him.

"The dog does not distinguish between good guys and bad," Welsh said. "But he did follow commands, and that's what he is trained to do."

The officer was treated at a local hospital for a puncture wound and was released. Brock was treated for bites to his hand and then was taken to the Montgomery County Jail, where he is being held on two felony counts of illegal dogfighting.

Brock also faces misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, obstructing official business as well as other outstanding warrants involving domestic violence.

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