VIDEO: Man orders dog to attack police, arrested on several charges

MT. SHASTA, Cal. - A man is now in Siskiyou County Jail on felony charges after an incident that occurred on March 5.

On Sunday, Mt. Shasta Police responded to a scene after receiving reports of a man acting aggressive towards others.

Once police arrived and questioned the man, Christopher Gray, 25, provided a false name. The sergeant on scene had remembered who he was from a previous case, and a warrants check showed that he had a warrant out of parole violation.

While he was being placed under arrested, Gray attempted to escape. Once officers caught up with him, he turned his pit bull and ordered it to attack the officers.

The dog reportedly bit one officer in the hand and another officer was able to subdue the animal with a taser.

Gray was booked into Siskiyou County Jail on felony charges:

  • resisting or deterring police by use of violence,
  • assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer (other than a firearm)
  • escape from the custody of a peace officer with use of violence
  • assault on a peace officer requiring medical treatment.
  • violation of parole
  • attempted carjacking
  • using a trained attack dog

Plus one:

  • misdemeanor count of providing false identification to a peace officer.

The injured officer was taken to Mercy Medical Center, where he treated and released. The dog was taken by Animal Control and was booked into the Humane Society.

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