Who, age What Where When Last Known Address
Amanda Renee Martin Grant(1) hindering police in serving a warrant

Anderson, SC

Anderson County

May 8, 2014  
Russell Andrew Grant, 34(2) attempted to kill a K-9 officer named Hyco

Anderson, SC

Anderson County

May 8, 2014  
Matthew Israel Martin hindering police in serving a warrant

Anderson, SC

Anderson County

May 8, 2014  
Type of Crime Other Crimes #/Type of animal(s) involved Case Status Next Court Date /Courthouse
  (1,2)operating a chop shop (2)outstanding warrants 1 police dog Alleged  

An Anderson man is in jail after attempted murder of a K-9 officer. Russell Andrew Grant, 34, had outstanding warrants on him for running a chop shop in Anderson County. Police were called to a home in the Centerville area where Grant had been spotted on May 8th.

Upon arrival, Anderson County Sheriff's Department deputies ran information on two vehicles on the property, which came back they had been reported stolen. Additional officers were dispatched the the scene, including K-9 officer Hyco.

Officers spoke with Matthew Israel Martin, 28 and Amanda Renee Grant, 24, who told them Grant wasn't on the premises. The Sheriff's helicopter had been circling overhead, and saw no one leave the home.

Amanda Grant gave verbal consent for a house search. After the search, noises were heard underneath the home, leading officers to believe the home had a crawlspace.

A warrant to search the home was obtained, and Hyco went to work. Grant was located in the air conditioning ductwork, where he began punching and kicking the K-9 officer.

According to Sheila Cole with the Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Grant wrapped his legs Hydro's body and his arms around the dogs neck and began choking him.

Hyco, trained to fight back, managed to inflict a bit of damage to Grant as he and his handler fought back. Grant continued to resist arrest. EMS was eventually called, and Grant was taken to AnMed Medical Center, where he was treated for multiple dog bites.

Photo courtesy of the Anderson County Sheriff's Department Russell Grant is accused of altering or disassembling eight stolen vehicles, mostly Honda Civics and Accords. He was charged with nine counts of operating a chop shop, four counts of resisting arrest and one count of attempting to kill a police dog and later transported to the Anderson County Detention Center

Photo courtesy of the Anderson County Sheriff's Department Amanda Grant was also taken into custody and charged with operating a chop shop and hindering officers serving a warrant. Matthew Martin was charged with hindering officers serving a warrant.

Photo courtesy of the Anderson County Sheriff's Department Matthew Martin was charged for hindering police in serving a warrant. Amanda Grant was also taken into custody and charged with operating a chop shop and hindering officers serving a war

Hyco was examined by his vet, and is okay.

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