Teen takes bites from MLPD K9 Rex after reportedly fleeing traffic stop in stolen car

A teenager was bit multiple times early Tuesday morning by Moses Lake police K9 Rex after a brief pursuit and foot chase.

At about 1 a.m., officer Brad Zook stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of South Gibby Road and West Broadway Avenue. As Zook approached the vehicle, the driver, later identified as a 16-year-old-male, drove off from the traffic stop at a high rate of speed, according to Moses Lake police.


The suspect had bite wounds to his left bicep and shoulder area and his left thigh.

After the suspect’s arrest, police also learned the vehicle had been reported stolen.

The juvenile was treated at Samaritan Hospital before being booked into juvenile detention for felony eluding, possession of a stolen vehicle, hit-and-run, no valid operator’s license and an outstanding felony warrant.

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By: ThisIsButter (40173.40)

Tags: Teen take bite, Cops, Pursuit, foot chase

Location: Moses Lake