Mount Shasta, Calif. – A suspect was arrested after he ran from Mount Shasta police and ordered his pit bull to attack an officer on Sunday.
The Mount Shasta Police Department said officers responded to a report of a man acting aggressively. When they arrived at the scene, they found 25-year-old Christopher David Gray, a Mount Shasta resident.
Police determined Gray had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation. He was told he was under arrest. That’s when Gray ran from officers with his dog.
Officers said while Gray was running, he tried to get into a passerby’s vehicle, but the doors were locked.
According to MSPD, when officers caught up to Gray, he sicked his dog on one officer, who was bit on the hand. The animal was subdued with a TASER.
Gray was arrested on seven felony charges, including using a trained attack dog, attempted carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon (other than a firearm), and assaulting a police officer.
The injured officer was treated and released. The dog was transported to the local humane society.