DOG CHASE: Police Dog Chases Down Wanted Subject

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A Des Moines K9 is credited with nabbing a wanted man Wednesday night.

Officer Cordell Miller spotted the wanted subject in a parking lot of a convenience store at East 22nd and Park.  Police say the man gave police a fake name and then took off running.

Officer Miller ran after the subject but tripped and sprained his ankle.

At that point, Bello, his K9 colleague, chased down the suspect and held onto him until he was called off.

Sgt. Chris Scott says, “The dog did release and then apprehended him again.  By this time officer Miller caught up.  The guy was still fighting the dog.”

Scott says Officer Miller used his tazer to bring down 36-year-old Freddrick Little a second time.

Little was treated for dog bites and transported to jail.

He is charged with a parole violation, escape from custody, a work release violation, interference with official acts, interference with a police service dog, and driving while barred.

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