Brevard Sheriff’s Deputy Injured In Dog Attack
By Space Coast Daily // August 28, 2014
attacking dog shot, killed by deputy
ABOVE VIDEO: A traffic stop was conducted on the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven, located at 400 W. Merritt Island Causeway.
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Office deputy Anthony Musante is recovering from a dog bite that occurred during pursuit of a man suspected of aggravated battery.
According to Brevard County Sheriff Cpl. Dave Jacobs, at 3:15 p.m., BCSO received an emergency call relating to a home invasion on Oak Park Circle, Merritt Island.
According to Jacobs, deputies responded to the location and determined that an aggravated battery domestic violence occurred where the victim was battered by the suspect.
During the altercation, the victim was also bitten by the suspect’s dog.
A description of the suspect and vehicle was provided and the suspect was located driving south on North Tropical Trail.
A traffic stop was conducted on the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven, located at 400 W. Merritt Island Causeway.
According to Jacobs, when the suspect vehicle stopped, a dog jumped from the vehicle, charged the deputies, and bit Deputy Musante on the left hand, at which time the deputy fired one round, killing the dog.
Reginald Tyler Harris Jr., 45, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery domestic violence. He is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex on a no bond status.
Animal Control responded and transported the deceased animal for disease testing. The deputy was transported for medical treatment and will be released later this evening.
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