A parolee was corralled by a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit after the suspect ran into the Santa Ana river bed in an attempt to elude officers, officials reported today.
The suspect, 29-year-old Norco resident Corey Slater was arrested on numerous charges.
Deputies from the Community Orientated Policing Team responded to the area of Shadow Canyon Circle and Norco Drive after receiving a call regarding a suspicious person, Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy Mike Manning said in a written report.
Slater was identified as a parolee at large and a suspect wanted in connection with a felony domestic violence investigation.
When the K-9 tried to bring down the suspect, he attempted to gouge the dog’s eyes out with his fingers.
The dog was uninjured and the suspect was immediately taken into custody.
The felon was arrested for a parole violation, possession of a large quantity of methamphetamine, felony domestic violence, attempting to injure a police service dog, being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting arrest, Deputy Manning said.
Slater was transported to the hospital for injuries he sustained and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center.
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