K-9 Maximus Gets The Job Done
Every dog has its day, but Maximus is having his week. The K-9 officer has captured four suspects in as many days.
The latest suspects were captured in the 5000 block of Lacey Street in the Hillyard neighborhood late Tuesday night.
Officer Michael Russo and Maximus’ handler Paul Gorman responded to a possible burglary in progress at a vacant house.
When officers arrived they spotted a broken window and hear people inside, then saw a man throw a furnace motor out of a window. When officer commanded the man to come outside the ran back into the house.
Gorman enlisted the help of Maximus as they entered the house. Just as they did the suspect fled through a side door. Officer Gorman sent Maximus after the suspect, later identified as 21-year-old Arlynne Ellicot.
Ellicot fought off Maximus at first, but eventually surrendered and was taken into custody. Officers then went back inside the vacant home and Maximus found 38-year-old Bryant Graham hiding in the basement and 47-year-old Harry Lashbrook hiding in the attic.
Both were taken into custody without incident.
Ellicot, Graham and Lashbrook were taken to a local hospital for treatment from contact with Maximus and then booked into Spokane County jail. Each face one count of Residential Burglary and First Degree Malicious Mischief.
Earlier in the week, Maximus took down a wanted felon during a domestic violence call.