Suspect assaults Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputy and K9

Suspect assaults Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputy and K9

Suspect assaults Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputy and K9

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 11:19 AM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- A Spokane Valley Deputy and K9 were assaulted while responding to a call about an assault.

Spokane Valley deputies and two Liberty Lake Officer's  were called to the 1200 block of N. Barker Road to respond to felony assault around 8:30 p.m. July 5. When they arrived they learned the suspect had hit a victim in the leg with a metal bar.

Officials said the suspect, Wayne Eaton, 60, had armed himself with a knife, locked himself in the back of his camper, and refused to come out. 

Deputies continued to order Eaton to come out of the camper and that he was under arrest for hitting a person with a metal bar. Eaton eventually came out and one deputy and one Liberty Lake officer attempted to grab Eaton's hands. Eaton went back into the camper and the deputies sent the K9, Laslo, into the camper.

Eaton had a cast on his arm that he used to assault the K9  after he made contact with Eaton's left, upper thigh. Eaton hit the K9 multiple times causing him to bleed from the nose.

When deputies were trying to take Eaton into custody, he hit one of them with his cast. The deputy only received minor injuries.

Eaton was taken to the Spokane County Jail on felony charges of 2nd Degree Assault, two counts of 3rd Degree Assault, and Harming a Police Dog.

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