Officials say a wanted man who threatened to kill a woman was bitten and injured by Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax after he barricaded himself at an Ingleside home.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:05 a.m. Tuesday to the 35600 block of North Lane Drive in Ingleside for a report of a violation of an order of protection.
The protected person reported the respondent of the order, Richard C. Huhn, 53, of Ingleside, was in her garage refusing to leave.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the victim reported Huhn threatened he would kill her if she called the police.
Huhn had an active arrest warrant for a previous violation of an order of protection.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and attempted to speak with Huhn through an access door leading into the garage.
Huhn refused to exit the garage and placed objects in front of the door to barricade it, Covelli said.
Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax arrived at the scene and Huhn was informed to exit or Dax would be released.
Covelli said that Huhn refused to exit and sheriff’s deputies used a ram device to force the service door open.
Sheriff’s deputies entered and located Huhn hiding under a bench in the garage.
He refused to surrender even after being warned again that Dax would be released, Covelli said.
Canine Dax was released and bit Huhn on the leg.
Huhn surrendered after being bit and was placed into custody. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment of the bite wounds.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charge of violating an order of Protection with a prior conviction.
Huhn will be transported to the Lake County Jail upon his discharge from the hospital.