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Suspect assaults K9 dog while resisting arrest

Wayne Eaton, 60, allegedly assaulted K9 Laslo while resisting arrest for felony assault charges on Friday. (Courtesy of Spokane County Sheriff's Office)
Wayne Eaton, 60, allegedly assaulted K9 Laslo while resisting arrest for felony assault charges on Friday. (Courtesy of Spokane County Sheriff's Office)
From staff reports
A man allegedly assaulted a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office dog while resisting arrest for felony assault charges Friday night. A sheriff’s office deputy, his K9 partner and Liberty Lake police responded to a call that Wayne Eaton, 60, had allegedly struck someone in the leg with a metal bar near 1200 N. Barker Road in Spokane Valley, according to a news release. When they arrived, Eaton had hidden in the back of his camper with a knife and was refusing to leave. Deputies ordered Eaton to leave the camper, according to the release. Eaton opened the door, but continued to resist arrest when deputies tried to grab him. Deputies deployed K9 Laslo into the camper. Eaton allegedly struck Laslo in the face with his arm, which was wrapped in a hard cast, according to the release. Eaton struck Laslo several times until his nose bled. As deputies attempted to detain Eaton, he remained combative, striking a deputy with his cast. The deputy received minor injuries. Eaton faces one charge of second-degree assault, two charges of third-degree assault and harming a police dog.
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