Teen accused of hitting K-9 officer, trying to drown it during arrest

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A teenager is facing seriously felony charges after he allegedly tried to drown a K-9 officer chasing him in the Humble area.

According to the Pct. 4 Constable's Office, someone on Monday reported a suspicious vehicle in the 20700 block of Ibis Pond Lane. A deputy responded and pulled over the car, and during his investigation, he realized the vehicle had been reported stolen during a home invasion.

The suspect ran off, so a Precinct 4 K-9 unit was called to scene and a perimeter was set up. A K-9 officer tracked the 16-year-old through several backyards and into an open field.

The suspect refused to surrender and hit the dog, even tried to drown it in water. However, the K-9 officer overpowered the teen and deputies were able to take him into custody.

The teen was arrested on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and interference of a police service dog. He's being held at the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center.

"This suspect at an early age has chosen to commit 2 very violent acts. Hopefully our juvenile system can get him redirected," Constable Mark Herman said.

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