Fleeing Burglary Suspect Captured by K9 Khan After Lengthy Search
K9 Khan and Deputy Kullman located a burglary suspect who fled on foot after he entered a barn and assaulted the owner when he was confronted. Several agencies assisted during the search for the suspect.
On the afternoon of April 20, 2018, several Spokane County Deputies and Air 1, assisted by members of the Washington State Patrol, Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, Chewelah Police Department and other agencies, responded to a reported burglary call in the 40800 block of N. Short Road in North Spokane County. A homeowner found the suspect, later identified as 28-year-old Casey L. Brown, hiding in his barn. When the homeowner confronted Brown, Brown struck him and fled on foot.
Chewelah Officer Matt Miller and his K9 partner Rebel and Deputy Tyler Kullman and K9 Khan responded to the scene in addition to several deputies and additional law enforcement agencies. Air 1 was also called out to assist due to the large rural area.
When Brown hadn’t been located nearly three hours later, Deputy Kullman and K9 Khan began working back toward their patrol vehicle when K9 Khan suddenly put his nose to the ground and started pulling on his lead. Approximately 100 yards later, K9 Khan behavior changed again, leading Deputy Kullman to believe Brown was near. As Deputy Kullman scanned ahead, he observed Brown running through the woods. Deputy Kullman immediately gave a K9 warning, advising K9 Khan would be used to capture Brown if he didn’t stop and surrender. Brown stopped and said, “I give up”, and laid on the ground. Brown was taken into custody without further incident.
Brown was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Burglary 1st Degree, Assault 4th Degree, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Law Enforcement.
The homeowner received minor injuries as a result of Brown’s assault.
Wanted Suspect Known to Flee, Fails to Heed K9 Warning
A wanted suspect, known to jump from a second story balcony and flee, did so again but this time Deputy Kullman and K9 Khan were positioned at the back of the apartments to stop any escape attempt.
On April 21, 2018, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to an apartment complex located in the 700 block of N. Argonne regarding a loud argument.
Deputy Getchell, who had responded to the very same apartment earlier in his shift for a similar call, advised one of the persons involved was possibly 35-year-old Micaiah J. Holland. Holland had a felony warrant for his arrest, had jumped from the second story balcony and fled on foot when deputies responded earlier.
Hearing this, Deputy Kullman and K9 Khan took a position at the in the back of the apartments.
A male and female could be heard inside the apartment arguing. Deputy Getchell knocked on the door, which was answered by the involved female. As Deputy Getchell entered the apartment, Holland looked at him and immediately turned and ran toward the slider door. Deputy Getchell ordered Holland to stop and warned a K9 was positioned behind the apartments to stop any escape, but Holland ignored it all and jumped from the balcony to the ground.
After Holland hit the ground, Deputy Kullman used his flashlight to light Holland and the area up. Deputy Kullman told Holland to stop and warned of K9 Khan. Holland looked right at the Deputy and K9 but ignored the commands and fled on foot as Deputy Kullman again announced himself, ordering Holland to stop.
Knowing Holland had a felony warrant for his arrest, coupled with his attempt to flee and failure to follow commands, Deputy Kullman sent K9 Khan who rapidly closed the distance, catching Holland as he tried to scale a fence.
Once on the ground, K9 Khan was removed but Holland, on his knees, remained defiant and would not follow commands to lay on the ground. Additional Deputies arrived to assist and Holland was taken into custody. He was provided medical treatment before being transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for his felony warrant and a new charge or Obstructing.