Fleeing Suspect Punches Sheriff’s Office K9

Publish Date: March 5, 2018
Written by: Sheriff's Office
Categories: News

Birmingham, AL 03/05/2018

A 26-year-old Cordova punched a Sheriff’s Office K9 after the dog tracked him down.

Zachary Hunt

Just after 5:00 pm on March 1, deputies responded to a call for assistance from Adamsville Police. An officer had conducted a traffic stop on Highway 78 near the Walmart in Adamsville. The driver, 26-year-old Zachary Hunt of Cordova, was found to have several outstanding warrants for his arrest. When the officer attempted to arrest Hunt, he fought with the officer and fled on foot into a wooded area nearby.

Sheriff’s deputies including a K9 responded to assist in locating and arresting Hunt. The K9 tracked Hunt into the woods and located him. When the dog found him, Hunt began to kick and punch the dog. The K9 held his ground and Hunt was taken into custody.

Hunt was treated and released from a local hospital for minor injuries sustained while fighting with the K9. He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where is held with no bond on charge of Failing to Appear in Court on Charges of Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of a Short Barreled Rifle, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He will face new charges of Resisting Arrest, Attempting to Elude, and Interference with a Police Animal.

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