A man who stabbed a dog from a San Diego police convict on Tuesday accused him of animal cruelty and arrest during a dispute with officers in the Midway District.
Dedrick Daknell Jones, 35, is sentenced on May 11 for stabbing the SDPD K-9 Titan on May 25 after an hour-long standoff with police.
Police said the dog was treated for a wound in his leg, leading to a wound at three places in his abdomen. Titan surgically removed six to eight inches of his colon and received more than 100 stitches.
Police said officers were originally called to reports of trespassing at a business in the 3300 block of Barnett Avenue, southwest of Interstate 5.
Jones refused to give his information to the officers and according to police continued to reach for his bag.
When officers tried to handcuff him, Jones punched the officers and ran to a nearby military property, where he was standing on a shipping container waving a knife, police said.
The department said in a tweet that about four hours later, emergency negotiators persuaded her to come down from the container, but Jones “refused to put the knife down”.
“The officer released his K9 partner Titan for assistance and the suspect stabbed him,” police said.
Officers ran and took Jones into custody.
In the days following the incident, the San Diego Police Department reported that Titan was “acting in good and good spirits.”
In a tweet, the department said, “We are thankful Titan is on the road to recovery. He is a brave boy!”