A man wanted for an outstanding felony warrant was arrested with the help of a Riverside County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, officials reported.
Officers were alerted at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday Jan. 1 that 37-year-old Shawn Sikes, of San Jacinto was hiding in a home in the 400 block of E. Seventh Street in San Jacinto.
Responding deputies found Sikes hiding in a closet and he was taken into custody with the assistance of the K-9 unit, Sgt. Nardone stated in a sheriff’s press release.
The suspect was bitten by the dog and was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Sikes was eventually booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility on charges of felony burglary and a forgery warrant, Sgt. Nardone added.
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