Dog Bites Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Deputy

By The Chronicle

A Thurston County Sheriff’s Office deputy was treated for multiple lacerations and puncture wounds after a dog bit him while he was searching for a suspect wanted on felony warrants early Wednesday, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.

At 1:25 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies were in the 9200 block of Pepperidge Lane Southeast in the Nisqually Pines community attempting to locate a person wanted on multiple felony warrants.

A deputy knocked on a home’s front door when the homeowner’s dog, a mastiff and Swiss shepherd mix, bit the deputy on both arms.

The deputy was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Investigators have determined the dog owner, who has been cooperative, did not order the dog to attack and immediately took action to stop it, according to Sheriff’s Office.

The homeowner reported the dog was barking and motion detectors indicated movement in his yard. He told investigators he didn’t hear the deputy knock on the door and didn’t think to secure the dog before opening the door to check his yard.

The person wanted on the warrants was not at the location, and the homeowner told police she no longer lived there.

The case has been referred to Thurston County Animal Services.