Man arrested for trying to choke K-9 ofc.

Posted at 11:04 AM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 12:04:33-05

OWASSO, Okla. – A man was arrested after attempting to choke a K-9 officer.

The suspect, Myron Dee Sanders, 51, led officers on a chase northbound near the 6800 block of US Highway 169 around 11 p.m. Officers say Sanders was traveling over 80 mph in a zone mandated as 55 mph.

During the chase both Sanders and the officers reached speeds in excess of 90 mph. Owasso police say Sanders even attempted to ram patrol cars that were pursuing him.

Eventually Sanders lost control and crashed near E. 500 Road and South Road in Rogers County.

Owasso police say Sanders would not comply with their orders and after trying to use pepper spray, which did not work, they called K-9 officer Samson to Sanders.

Owasso police say that Sanders then tried to choke the K-9 officer and pinned his head against the vehicle.

Officers were eventually able to extract Sanders from the vehicle and place him in handcuffs.

Sanders was arrested on complaint of resisting an officer, mistreating a police dog, assault with a deadly weapon, transporting an open container, driving under suspension, littering, eluding a police officer, running a road block, speeding and driving under the influence.

Sanders was transported to a hospital before being booked so he could be treated for minor injuries.

Owasso police did confirm that K-9 officer Samson appears to not have any serious injuries.

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