K-9 Apprehends Suspect With Felony Warrant in Texarkana
A man wanted on a felony warrant could not escape a K-9 this morning in Texarkana, Texas.
Texas-side police arrested Dewayne Fetner, 25, early this morning after he attempted to flee from officers on Jamison Street near Waggoner Creek. Officer Colton Johnson observed a man walking in the roadway on Jamison Street at midnight last night.
Aware of recent burglaries in the area, Officer Johnson made contact with the subject, who identified himself as Fetner. A felony warrant for Probation Violation on Breaking and Entering out of Miller County, Ark., was confirmed. After Officer Bo Carter and his K-9 partner, Boston, arrived on the scene, Officer Johnson attempted to place Fetner under arrest. However, Fetner managed to pull from Johnson’s grasp and began to run east on Jamison Street before entering wood line along the roadway.
Officer Carter activated the remote door opener on his belt to release Boston from the patrol unit. After Fetner continued to ignore commands to stop, Carter gave K-9 Boston the apprehend command. Boston pursued Fetner into the wooded area and caught him approximately 15 yards into the woods.
As officers tried to handcuff Fetner, he continued to actively resist and try to get away. He hit Boston on the head several times with his fist and pushed against his face. After officers were able to secure both of Fetner’s hands, the K-9 was ordered to disengage.
Fetner was treated for a dog bite to his lower leg at Wadley Regional Medical Center before being transported to the Bi-State Jail. In addition to the felony Probation Violation warrant, he was also charged with Evading Detention with a Previous Conviction and Resisting Arrest.