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Man surrenders to deputy’s dog after three-hour hunt in north Spokane County

A burglary suspect led authorities on a three-hour manhunt and surrendered when a sheriff’s deputy threatened to unleash his canine partner last week in north Spokane County, the sheriff’s office said in a news release Monday.

A homeowner in the 40800 block of North Short Road called 911 after he found a man hiding in his barn on Friday afternoon, the sheriff’s office said. When confronted, the man struck the homeowner, causing minor injuries, and then ran away, the sheriff’s office said.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deployed its helicopter and received assistance from several agencies, including the Washington State Patrol, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office and the Chewelah Police Department. Two dog teams were used to track the suspect, including Deputy Tyler Kullman and his dog, Kahn, who picked up the scent as the pair were preparing to leave the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

Kullman then spotted the suspect, later identified as Casey L. Brown, 28, running through a wooded area and warned that he would unleash Kahn. The sheriff’s office said Brown stopped, laid down and was arrested without incident. He faces charges of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest and obstructing law enforcement.


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