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Man Accused Of Choking Police Dog During Traffic Stop, Faces Host Of Charges

Source: MEGA; Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office

Jul. 18 2022, Published 3:24 p.m. ET

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A man is accused of choking a police dog during an arrest and now faces a host of criminal charges, police said.

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Around 5:30 p.m. on July 16, deputies with the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia responded to a possible intoxicated driver.

A witness provided the car’s license plate, and it matched a carjacking in Stafford County, Virginia.

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Deputies spotted the vehicle and tried to stop it in Bealeton, Virginia, according to the sheriff’s office. But the suspect continued to drive until they stopped on Marsh Road. The driver refused to get out of the car.


Police yelled for the driver to get out, but he refused. Authorities then sent a K-9 to subdue the suspect, according to the sheriff’s office.

The driver resisted arrest and began to choke the dog, named Bane.

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Eventually, the suspect was taken into custody and then brought to the hospital for treatment. There was no word on the dog’s condition.

Police identified the suspect as Kevin Spriggs, 39, and he was charged with numerous counts, including DUI with drugs and attempt to maim/kill a law enforcement animal. He was also charged with grand larceny for the alleged car theft.


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