K-9 apprehends man with felony warrant


With the help of a trained police dog, Texarkana, Texas Police took a man into custody early Monday morning after he attempted to flee from officers on Jamison Street near Waggoner Creek.

After a foot pursuit which lasted approximately 5 minutes, TTPD arrested Dewayne Fetner, 25, of Texarkana, Texas.

The pursuit began when Officer Colton Johnson observed a man walking in the roadway on Jamison Street at midnight last night. 

Officer Johnson, aware of recent burglaries in the area, approached the subject, who identified himself as Fetter. Officer Johnson then confirmed Fetter had a felony warrant for probation violation on breaking and entering out of Miller County, Arkansas.

A few minutes later, Officer Bo Carter and his K-9 partner Boston arrived on the scene, at which time Officer Johnson attempted to place Fetner under arrest. However, Fetter did not comply and managed to pull from Johnson’s grasp and began to run east on Jamison Street before entering wood line along the roadway. 

Officer Carter activated the remote door opener on his belt to release Boston from the patrol unit.  After Fetner continued to ignore multiple commands to stop, Carter gave K-9 Boston the apprehend command. 

Boston pursued Fetner into the wooded area and caught him approximately 15 yards into the woods.  As officers tried to handcuff Fetner, he continued to actively resist and try to get away.  He hit Boston on the head several times with his fist and pushed against his face.  After they were able to secure both of Fetner’s hands, the K-9 was ordered to release.

Fetner was treated for a dog bite to his lower leg at Wadley Regional Medical Center before being transported to the Bi-State Jail.  In addition to the felony Probation Violation warrant, he was also charged with evading detention with a previous Conviction and resisting arrest.

Listen to radio traffic of the incident below.  It has been edited for time by removing dead air between transmissions. 

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