Sheriff’s K9 Apprehends Domestic Violence Suspect

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 8:00 p.m. last night, July 17, 2018, deputies assigned to the City of Carpinteria responded to a report of a domestic violence physical altercation at a residence. Deputies arrived and were safely able to get the victim out of the residence. The suspect, identified as 52-year old Russell Bridges of Carpinteria, refused to come out of the residence and comply with the lawful order of the deputies’ on-scene.

Due to the fact that Bridges was threatening to resist arrest, a K9 handler was requested to respond to the scene. The use of a K9 was needed to potentially overcome the resistance and prevent unnecessary injury to the deputies. After Bridges was provided ample opportunity to comply and surrender, deputies attempted to apprehend Bridges, who immediately began resisting and attempted to shut the deputies out of his residence. The K9 was deployed and apprehended Bridges, who was taken into custody.

Bridges was transported to Cottage Hospital for treatment.

Once treated at the hospital, Bridges was transported and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail for violations of California Penal Code § 273.5 – Corporal Injury of a Spouse, 69 – Violently Resisting Arrest, and 148(a)(1) – Resisting Arrest. Bridges remains in custody on $25,000 bail.

The City of Carpinteria contracts with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services.

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Eggs Ackley Jul 19, 2018 12:28 PM
Sheriff’s K9 Apprehends Domestic Violence Suspect

How many cops would it take to take this guy into custody? Versus using a dog to inflict bodily harm, either way this might be seen by some as police brutality. ( please don't send the grammar police) PS I'm on the dogs side.

a-1558756582 Jul 18, 2018 10:58 PM
Sheriff’s K9 Apprehends Domestic Violence Suspect

Do not understand why anyone would down vote FLICKA's comment. K-9 dogs perform admirable tasks. I have seen the training sessions and FLICKA is right. What perp wants to "argue" with snapping jaws and a bite sure to inflict a wound in need of stitches?

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