MANATEE -- A police dog early Friday bit a wanted man after the suspect tried to avoid arrest by hiding under a bed, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 2 a.m. deputies went to a house in the 1200 block of 12th Avenue West, Palmetto, looking for Demetris Roberts, 24, who was wanted for violating his probation, according to a news released.
Deputies learned Roberts was in the house with his girlfriend, Melissa Ramos-Melendez, 24, and the couple's 3-year-old child. Once Ramos-Melendez and the child were out of the house, deputies sent in the K9 to search for Roberts, according to the report.
"K9 quickly located Roberts under a bed and after being challenged several times Roberts refused to exit and cooperate," the report states.
The dog bit Roberts, who sustained minor bite wounds during the arrest.
The child had been sleeping the bed, so deputies charged Roberts with child endangerment.
Ramos-Melendez was charged with obstruction because she helped Roberts hide, according to the sheriff's office.