OILDALE CA - 3 DEPUTIES SUFFERED DOG BITES WHILE TRYING TO MAKE AN ARREST WHEN THE OWNER OF THE DOGS ORDERED THEM TO ATTACK
Deputies were attacked by dogs in Oildale Wednesday evening while trying to make an arrest.
Three deputies suffered dog bites, Kern County sheriff’s officials said, including a deputy who was bitten on the face. A deputy shot and killed one of the two dogs when it came after him a second time.
The owner of the dogs, Eddie Douglas, 31, ordered the animals to attack as he resisted arrest at an apartment in the 4300 block of McCray Street, sheriff’s officials said. Douglas was booked on suspicion of felony assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and several outstanding warrants.
Deputies had originally gone to the apartment to check on the welfare of a reported missing woman, sheriff’s officials said. The woman, Taylor Anderson, 22, was also at the apartment and had a warrant out for her arrest.
She was taken into custody after resisting arrest and booked into the downtown jail, sheriff’s officials said.
Kern County Animal Services took custody of the dogs.