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Canine takes down suspect in high-speed pursuit

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -

Olmsted Deputies and Rochester Police engaged in a pursuit that ended with a canine apprehending the fleeing suspect. 

A deputy noticed Davante Atkins a little after 7 p.m. Tuesday night, near the intersection of 11th Avenue and Center Street Southeast in Rochester.

Atkins had a headlight out, and made a quick turn down 1st Street Southeast without signaling.

This hinted that the driver was trying to evade the deputy, raising further suspicion. 

While heading down The deputy then saw the same vehicle head past him on 8th Avenue, going 60 in 30 mile per hour residential zone. 

The deputy tried to make a traffic stop at 4th Avenue and 6th Street Southeast, and the pursuit ensued. 

Stop sticks were deployed by Rochester police near Salem Road and West Circle Drive, but the chase continued. 

The suspect lead officers to Oak Terrace Estates on Marion Road, and bailed out when he got close to lot 30. 

A canine named Cobra was deployed by an Olmsted deputy, and the dog caught Atkins by biting him in the buttocks.

Atkins was treated for the bite at the hospital before being arrested. 

Law enforcement reports Atkins appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance.

He now faces felony fleeing and DWI charges on top of warrants he had out of Olmsted County.

Source: http://www.kttc.com/story/39178538/2018/09/26/canine-takes-down-suspect-in-high-speed-pursuit

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