- Associated Press - Monday, August 4, 2014

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a Harrison County sheriff’s deputy and his K-9 partner were hurt during a high-speed chase.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1o5LfKl) 23-year-old Dillon Suddeth, of Long Beach, was arrested Sunday around 11:30 a.m.

Chief Deputy Landi Phillips said the deputy tried to stop a vehicle that was reported stolen by the Pass Christian Police Department. The driver wouldn’t stop for the officer and the driver turned into a driveway in Pass Christian.

Phillips said the deputy pulled into the driveway behind him. Suddeth turned the vehicle around in the backyard and at a high rate drove between a shed and truck, hitting both, and sped toward the officer and his canine, Dago, who had gotten out of their police vehicle.

The officer, whose identity wasn’t released, fired two rounds, missing Suddeth but hitting the vehicle, causing Suddeth to swerve and crash into a tree.

Suddeth reportedly fled on foot, but was quickly apprehended by Dago and taken into custody.

The deputy and Suddeth were treated and released at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. Dago is being treated at Gulf Coast Veterinary Emergency Hospital in Biloxi for a leg injury.

Suddeth was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and one count of felony malicious mischief. He also faces charges through Pass Christian Police of possession of a stolen vehicle and burglary of a residence.

He was taken to the Harrison County Jail and Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner set bond at $210,000.

It was unclear whether Suddeth has an attorney.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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