Manatee Sheriff's K-9 apprehends man

Herald Staff ReportsAugust 17, 2013 

Dealexander Thompson

MANATEE -- A 21-year-old stopped for a bicycle violation ran from the police and was apprehended by a police dog, according to the Manatee Sheriff's Office.

Dealexander Thompson was stopped by a patrol deputy at 4:35 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of 21st Street East in Palmetto, according to a news release.

During the stop the deputy said Thompson threw away his ID card and gave him a false name. Since the suspect seemed nervous, a K-9 deputy waited with Thompson while the deputy retrieved the ID card.

After finding the ID card, the deputy realized that Thompson had given him an incorrect birthday. When then asked if there was a warrant for his arrest, deputies say Thompson answered yes and ran off.

The patrol deputy was intially able to catch Thompson but then he got away. As he was running down the middle of 21st Street East deputies released the police dog who caught Thompson about 100 yards away. The K-9 reportedly intially bit Thomspon in the arm and then the two became engaged in a brawl.

Thomspon punched and kicked the K-9 as the dog bit his left arm and face. Deputies arrived and were able to pull Thompson away and attest him.

There were no other reported injuries.

Thompson was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital where he received stiches to his arm and face.

Once his warrant was confirmed Thompson was taken to Manatee County Jail.

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