Grants Pass Department of Public Safety officers arrested a suspect with multiple felony warrants in the Wal-Mart parking lot early Wednesday morning after he allegedly assaulted a police canine.
Officers say they located 46-year-old Johnny Wade Huffman, who is well known to police, riding his bike in a residential neighborhood just after midnight. Officers told Huffman he was under arrest and he fled on his bike to the Wal-Mart parking lot and officers pursued. Canine Brock was deployed after multiple warnings and Huffman then allegedly struck Brock with his bike causing injury to his left-rear foot. Huffman was then apprehended.
Huffman was transported to the hospital for apprehension wounds. Officers located a knife and meth on his person and Huffman is lodged in jail on multiple felony warrants, possession of meth, felon in possession of a restricted weapon, causing injury to a law enforcement animal and several other charges.
Brock is expected to make a full recovery.