VIDEO: Deputy Suspended After Fur Missile Drags Suspect Out By His Head

Kevin Leroy Scott White was apprehended by a Greenville County Sheriff's Office K9 as he was hiding in a dishwasher.

Greenville, SC – A wanted felon who repeatedly fled from Greenville County sheriff’s deputies was dragged out of his hiding place with his head in the jaws of a police K9 (video below).

The incident began on April 27, when a Greenville County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) deputy attempted to stop 47-year-old probation violator Kevin Leroy Scott White for driving with expired vehicle registration, WYFF reported.

White, who had a warrant for his arrest out of Florida, fled from police on his moped, and managed to escape, according to the GCSO video release.

At approximately 2:40 p.m. the next day, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) deputies went to a residence on Columbia Avenue in search of the fugitive.

They arrived at the home just as White pulled up on a moped.

The suspect then ditched the moped, and took off into the woods on foot, deputies said.

One of the deputies at the scene yelled towards the tree line, and warned White that he would be apprehended by the K9 if he did not surrender, bodycam footage showed.

As they were searching the area, a GCSO K9 tracked White to a dishwasher lying beneath the porch of a trailer home, and found him hiding inside of the unit.

The K9 clamped down on the left side of White’s abdomen, but his handler lost his footing, resulting in the K9 having slack in his leash.

The K9 released his grip and struck again, this time biting White on his head.

The suspect screamed and whimpered as the K9 dragged him out of the dishwasher by his head, bodycam footage showed.

Deputies also located 1.8 grams of crystal methamphetamine in his pocket as he was being placed under arrest, GCSO Office of Professional Standards Captain Tim Brown noted.

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White was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and remained there until the following day, WYFF reported.

He was subsequently booked into the Greenville County Detention Center on charges of driving under suspension, failure to stop for a blue light, reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The State of Florida refused to extradite White, despite the probation violation warrant, the GCSO said in the video release.

The GCSO Office of Professional Standards ultimately determined that the K9’s handler, GCSO Deputy Kenneth Sandefur, violated the agency’s excessive use of force policy during the incident, GCSO Lieutenant Ryan Flood told WYFF.

The five-year veteran-of-the-force was subsequently suspended by the department for 40 hours, and was removed from the K9 division altogether.

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is also looking into the altercation to determine whether or not excessive force was used, WYFF reported.

You can watch footage of the deputies’ encounter with White in the video below. The K9 captures the suspect at around the 3:15 mark. WARNING - Graphic Content

Comments (95)
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tottenbrian
tottenbrian

Not excessive use of force by any stretch of imagination - Perp was warned ..... jus sayin'

Poyntblanck
Poyntblanck

I have to believe this K9 identified, not as a dog, rather an electroshock therepy tool!! Shame on anyone who would question his chosen identity!!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Good catch. The K9 did exactly what he was trained to do.

shooter
shooter

Don't hide from the po-po.

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

My Dad told me at a very young age, some learn, some never learn and some learn the hard way.🤔

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

So he slipped, and the dog did what he was trained to do, and that's a use of force violation?? Come on, Greenville

LynnSB
LynnSB

SOB got exactly what he deserved -- ~ I'm confused >> " Deputy Kenneth Sandefur, violated the agency’s excessive use of force policy during the incident<< how exactly did he use excessive force -- he sent the Dog in like he stated "Loudly" -- here we go another Fcking CRIMINAL going to win the Ghetto Lottery !! Legal System is soooo Fcked up -- Criminals have all the rights !!

JBo
JBo
  1. Wanted felon.
  2. Fled from police on moped.
  3. Fled from police again the next day.
  4. Possess meth.
  5. Hide under a trailer.
  6. In a washing machine.
  7. Ignored K9 warning.

What were the odds that something GOOD would happen to this rocket scientist?

Zeig
Zeig

I always HAVE loved a happy ending!!

Gamike
Gamike

I don't see any excessive use of force. When the suspect stopped moving the handler called off the dog........ the dog did not respond to the first few verbal commands so charge the dog!

NoBrainsInGovernment
NoBrainsInGovernment

Give the officer his pay for suspension time and give that K-9 a steak dinner with a side of steak.

geochand
geochand

Um, well, I hope he learned something. Don't wash your hair with Alpo.

fuzz2239
fuzz2239

Same equal treatment to a K9 officer as his handler. Dog to be sent back to Academy for a class on the human anatomy.

KaelWallace
KaelWallace

I'm a big supporter of the police, but if your dog doesn't obey the commands given by it's handler, then it has no business being a police K9. Just sayin'.

Blufam
Blufam

That officer dog did what he was trying to do good job

Blufam
Blufam

Trained to do

Blufam
Blufam

Dude probably wasn't submitting

SgtWallsmith
SgtWallsmith

And police departments are wondering why they keep getting less and less recruits. It's because the higher ups( the brass) don't have their backs. This was clearly not an excessive use of force. The man was warned that if he didn't come out he could get dog bit. When the officer lost his footing the dog went for the closest thing on the felon to subdue him. I live in the state of South Carolina then I plan on calling that Police Department and giving them an earful.

JanieB
JanieB

Where the heck is excessive force and why the hell would you take that man away from that dog? That was a good catch.

gfc1963
gfc1963

Nothing wrong with that. If you don't want to get bit don't hide form the police!

javaguy746
javaguy746

And was it necessary to put the guys skin color right after his name?

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Lots of people have their dishwasher under their double wide

Ryerver
Ryerver

I can only assume the dog was not trained in proper apprehension techniques. So don't stop with the handler. Fire the trainer for not following department guidelines. Send the dog back for further training. Or better yet chief who doesn't have your officers back. You can crawl under the trailer yourself or show us how well you are at taking a dog off a bite. Yeah I thought so

trainbuff
trainbuff

What excessive force? That's a bunch of malarkey!

OldVet
OldVet

No excessive force here. He was warned, he ran, he hid, the k-9 found him and did what it is trained to do. All happened in a manner of seconds. Perp is TOTALLY at fault.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

K9s are deadly force -- that is for sure.

Dixiedamit
Dixiedamit

Sad that the police can not even do their jobs these days ! Like they're supposed to handle criminals with kid gloves and angelic voices.....come on now Mr. Criminal, please come out to the nice Mr. Policeman. You know you did wrong. Let's go now, there you go . Let's put these little bracelets on and go for a ride in my car. We'll get you all situated. What a load of crap....these 2 Officers did their job and did it right to protect others. The guy should of listened and he wouldn't of needed stitches !

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

The officer slipped while chasing a fleeing suspect, resulting in the K9 having more slack on his lease. and the dog didn't follow commands... maybe the department should suspend the dog not his handler?

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

The officer pulled on the leash and yelled "Off!" immediately. There's no way in Hell he did anything improper. Good track by the dog. He just needs a bit of remedial training about what "Off!" means.

Disappointed
Disappointed

Sounds and looks like the handler did everything by the book. He gave the command off as soon as the POS was out. The dog refused to let go. It appeared that even while trying to pull the K9 off and shouting off the dog still did not release. What was he supposed to do, Tase the dog? SMH. Pretty bad when not just the people, but your own command staff ( and I’m sure it trickles down to a few line supervisors) can’t have you back. Glad I’m retired.

Jfe3333
Jfe3333

Suspended for what?? The moron could have prevented anything happening to him. Maybe he learned a lesson. Man, would I ever love to have a dog like that!!

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

That boy looks like he was "rode hard and put up wet"!!!! At least that's what we say in my part of the world.

Caddis
Caddis

Text book bite. This is the problem nowadays when people in admin have never done real police work. This department probably has serious admin issues by their handling of this great police work.

Grandmoi
Grandmoi

I'm just your average citizen..I saw a guy run from the police..hide...and the officer gave a loud warning to come out or get bitten by the K9...guy stayed put..K9 bit him..no rocket science needed here...K9 needs a refresher regarding commands..officer did nothing wrong that I could see,

retiredcop
retiredcop

Not seeing anything wrong with this. Glad if he had to get disciplined it was only 40 hours.

new2lv2
new2lv2

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Hamburgers allday would say the authorities should find out who sold this dog to the popo and go after them or if the popo stole the dog the authorities should go after the person who carelessly left the dog sitting around. Makes perfect sense to me 🤔. Convoluted liberal thinking.

Suekat54
Suekat54

Not the deputy's fault - and the K-9 deputy got the job done when the suspect refused to comply! No punishment is warranted!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

The moral to the story is, "If ya don't want to be dragged out of a dishwasher by a fur missile who has clamped down on your head, then don't run from the police."

Too bad this deputy has to deal with the nonsense of being suspended because his fur missile did his job. It's a shame. It's not like the deputy did it intentionally.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

DON'T RUN FROM THE POPO!

ikaika
ikaika

"The suspect screamed and whimpered as he was dragged out..." Good dog, good dog. What the hell did that dirtbag expect, a cookie? The taxpayers probably got stuck with his medical bills, too. Shame on the deputy's department for not supporting him.

Rock1969
Rock1969

Skip the arrest and trial just shoot him! It's a win win, one less crackhead and the cop gets to kill someone and get that adrenaline rush

spd522
spd522

That was hilarious.

SVR53
SVR53

This cop should NOT have been suspended!! The guy, in the dishwasher, was warned he would be bitten!!This guy was not Pollyanna—he’s a criminal. You could hear the cop telling the dog to stop & trying to pull him back. This cop & his dog need an apology 😡

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

I hate being showed photos of a gruesome take down by a fur rocket........so next time, just tell us all the flesh tearing details, puncture marks and, well maybe the sound track of the guy's screaming that has made a extremely bad decision to run, hide or fight!............Just kidding, I look for these stories for the damned takedowns!

cspcapt
cspcapt

he was warned

RPG156
RPG156

The police are always held responsible for what criminals do or don't do. Same ole shit. Carry on.

motor5345
motor5345

How the hell is this excessive force. I really want to know and understand what and how this County Sheriff's Professional Standards office determined this is excessive. Do we now have to train K9's where to bite a fleeing felon. Are you kidding me. So the Deputy told his K9 to grab the suspect by the head. I didnt hear any of that, I heard the officer give commands and advisement that the suspect did not comply with. I would like to read there continuum use of force policy. I bet policy changes for K9's thats usually the knee jerk reaction. WOW

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Poor K9 still can't get that taste out of it's mouth 💩

America1st
America1st

Two things upset me here, officer suspended and tax payers had to pay the medical treatment. Too many bleeding hearts hindering these men and women from doing their job. No wonder crime rates continue to rise.