Richard J. Nelson

Striking and biting a police dog

Canton, OH

August 9, 2000

Richard Nelson, age 40, of 2436 Fourth St. NE, Canton, Ohio was arrested when he tried to run after being stopped for speeding and driving a truck with a stolen license plate.

A six-year-old German Shepherd Police dog, named Bear apprehended Nelson. Nelson struck the dog on the head and bit him on the nose. Bear lost a tooth while he had a hold on Nelson's arm. Officer Steve Swank was also injured when Nelson resisted arrest.

Nelson was charged with resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, assaulting an officer, striking a police dog and several misdemeanors.


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