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Police Dog Finds Suspect, Bites Him

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A wanted man hiding in a crawl space beneath a house was flushed from his hiding space by a police dog, on Tuesday, and is now being treated at a Des Moines hospital for a dog bite.

The man, 43, of Des Moines, hiding in a crawl space, didn’t respond when officers told him to come out. Officers then proceeded to spray pepper spray into the area and still the man did not respond. After two failed attempts to retrieve the man they called for a police dog. The dog entered the craw space and immediately found the man hiding in a hole covered by insulation.

When the man finally came out of the crawl space, he had dog bite wounds on his arm and chest. Police say he was treated and then transported to Polk County Jail.

The man was wanted on a warrant for domestic violence. He has also been charged with interfering with official acts for refusing to come out of hiding.