CSPD: Officers deal with unruly suspect, surprise appearance by dogs during arrest attempt

Published: Mar. 16, 2019 at 1:54 PM MDT
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A man is in custody following a struggle with police-turned-literal dogfight at a Colorado Springs motel Sunday morning.

Police say officers heard a woman yelling and a man shouting "they're going to kill me" as they arrived at the motel in the 2100 block of East Platte Avenue just before 6 a.m. The officers forced their way into the room, where they saw the man holding the woman as a human shield. No one else was in the room.

Police tried to subdue the man, which turned into a struggle between the suspect and officers. The motel manager heard the commotion and released her two pit bulls to end the fight. One of the dogs bit an officer on the arm before the manager called them back.

Once the dogs were out of the room, officers were able to detain the man and take him into custody. Identified as 32-year-old Brandon Williams, he is now facing felony charges of domestic abuse, and charges of obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest. The latter two charges are misdemeanors.

The dog bite injury wasn't serious, the police department said.

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