Police: South West Idaho Man Faces Charges After Choking Police Dog
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A southwest Idaho man authorities say tried to elude officers and choked a police dog sent to apprehend him is facing a misdemeanor charge of abuse of a police K9.
Twenty-five-year-old Nathan Allen of Meridian was taken into custody at about 8:20 p.m. Thursday.
Police sought Allen on a $50,000 felony warrant for fleeing police and drug paraphernalia. He also faces misdemeanor charges of resisting officers and drug possession.
Allen earlier in the day successfully eluded officers causing an elementary school to go into lockdown.
Officers spotted Allen again that evening but he fled on foot, so officers released Max, a 9-year-old veteran police dog who made the apprehension.
Meridian Deputy Police Chief Tracy Basterrechea says Max was not injured and remains on duty.