Fur Missile Found With Stab Wounds After Disappearing On Track

Mississippi K9 Officer Loco was stabbed while chasing a suspect through the woods but is expected to fully recover

Bay St. Louis, MS – Hancock County Sheriff Department K9 Officer Loco was stabbed while chasing a suspect through the woods on Tuesday afternoon but will recover from the wounds.

The incident started at about 2 p.m. when a sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a vehicle on the highway.

The suspect, identified as Jeremy Mitchell, refused to stop at first.

The suspect finally stopped shortly after he got onto the highway.

After the vehicle stopped, Mitchell jumped out and ran into a wooded swampy area, according to WLOX.

The deputy called for backup and then they pursued the suspect. K9 Loco was then led police though the wetlands to Mitchell, WLOX reported.

Police told the Mitchell numerous times that if he didn’t surrender, they would release K9 Loco. Instead, Mitchell ran away deeper into the woods, WLOX reported.

K9 Loco’s handler released the dog and then lost sight of both the K9 and Mitchell.

Loco’s handler kept calling command for the dog but the K9 didn’t respond, according to WLOX.

Several deputies then went into the woods to locate the K9 and Mitchell.

As they were searching, deputies saw the suspect run across the highway into another wooded area, where they captured him, but they were unable to locate Loco.

A citizen found the dog at about 4:30 p.m. with stab wounds to his abdomen.

K9 Loco was rushed to a veterinarian and went right into surgery, WLOX reported.

Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located in the suspect's car, resulting in additional charges to the vehicle's passengers, WLOX reported.

Mitchell was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, felony eluding, and multiple traffic violations, according to WLOX.

Police said K9 Loco is expected to make a full recovery.

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Saints
Saints

Enough with criminals!! Throw the book at this POS, make sure Loco's murder attempt is punished....

Mamome
Mamome

Anyone who would attack an enforcement officer should be jailed. It does not matter if it is a dog; but some people believe no life matters and that a dog is only a dog. These dogs are trained to enforce the law the same as any man or woman. The difference is that the dog will give his or her life to protect their companion without any understanding of the danger. My brother was in law enforcement and one of his jobs was to care for the canine officer sometimes. He knew that the dog in his care had enemies humans do not have since the dog was used in drug raids also; there are those people who would kill a canine police officer just to keep their drug stash safe. It is a blessing to the public that dogs are used in police enforcement; they have saved many lives.

C911
C911

You know that Officer was freaking out looking for his partner. Glad Loco is on the mend! Thank you for your service💜

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

I agree with C911 that Officer had to be a mess until Loco was found. So glad to hear he will be okay 🙏🏼💙🐾

trainbuff
trainbuff

Applying the law equally, this "gentlemen" should be charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.

mamagray
mamagray

Praying for a speedy recovery for K9 Loco.🙏

Mrdan
Mrdan

Aggravated assault ? How about attempted murder of a police officer , just cause he wasn't a human it doesn't make him any less of a police officer

traumawolf
traumawolf

Definitely should be charged with attempted murder of a police officer.

MrAgent007
MrAgent007

Another story about a negligent and irresponsible K9 handler! Makes no sense and is irresponsible to release a K9 against an individual who is in possession of a firearm or knife. Now how is a K9 going to protect itself from being shot or stabbed? These irresponsible K9 handlers should know better than to allow their K9 partner to encounter directly an armed subject! This K9 needs to be reassigned to a responsible K9 handler or better yet, retired!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

How do they know that Mitchell was the one who stabbed K9 Officer Loco? Releasing K9s off the leash is a bad thing, generally to be avoided, because they might go after bystanders instead of the perp.

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Looks like a rinky dink Vet office. Legs hanging off the table, garbage nearby a supposed clinical environment. Glad he'll pull through, but get a better vet next time, damn.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

I agree. Doesn’t look like they even shaved the area he was stabbed in! Maybe it is more a clinic. And it was the closest. But if they are able to do surgery, they most certainly should be better equipped. The main thing is the K9 Officer will be OK. Thank God! 🐾

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

Scumbag needs to be hung up to dry!!!!

DR226
DR226

Glad to hear K9 Loco's going to recover. This pos should face highest possible charges. Thank you to the citizen who found him, if he or she hadn't this could've ended tragically.

CelticTiger
CelticTiger

thank goodness he will recover...twit needs same jail time given to those that attack an officer with deadly force...The K9 could have bled to death out there....guy was dumb to run in the first place the police had his car already and he was going to jail now he will do alot more time...