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K9 Khan catches suspect, suspect calls dog 'a bad (expletive)'

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Office K9, Khan, is credited with helping catch a wanted felon.

On Sunday at approximately 8:45 a.m., deputies responded to a home on the 6900 block of South Craig Road in Spokane County.

Deputies attempted to track down Timmothy Lafontaine, 35, who was believed to be high, possibly armed with a knife, and had a felony Department of Corrections warrant out for his arrest.

Officers were unable to find Lafontaine, so they called out Deputy Tyler Kullman and his partner, Khan.

Khan located Lafontaine in the trunk of a nearby abandoned vehicle.

According to a press release sent by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, "Lafontaine told Deputy Kullman K9 Khan did a 'phenomenal job' finding him and thanked Deputy Kullman for showing 'great restraint' and handling his dog well.  Lafontaine continued his praise by stating, 'God bless you and your dog.  Your dog is a bad (expletive).'

Lafontaine was booked into Spokane County Jail for the felony DOC warrant, possession of methamphetamine, and obstructing law enforcement.