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Police dog helps take suspect into custody

UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Bane, a police dog, found a suspect wanted by Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday. (Cpl. Mark Gregory, Spokane County Sheriff's Office spokesman)
Bane, a police dog, found a suspect wanted by Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday. (Cpl. Mark Gregory, Spokane County Sheriff's Office spokesman)
From staff reports

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday responded to 911 caller who stated a man kicked in the door of a home and went inside.

At about 7:30 p.m., deputies arrived and approached the house on the 5800 block of East Fourth Avenue in Spokane Valley. The house was occupied by a person with a domestic violence protection order against the man suspected of entering the house, and the person under the protection order didn’t give permission for the deputies to enter, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

The man, Robert S. Dobbs, 50, was wanted on an active arrest warrant for a domestic violence protection order violation at the same house. He did not respond when deputies ordered him to come out.

Deputies got a search warrant and announced they were entering the house with a police dog, but heard no response.

The dog, named Bane, found Dobbs in a back bedroom and bit him. Deputies took Dobbs into custody.

Dobbs had “smelled of gasoline and reported he had ingested fuel stabilizer prior to being taken into custody,” the news release stated.

He was booked into Spokane County Jail on Tuesday night and faces charges of residential burglary, violating a domestic violence order of protection and resisting arrest.

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