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80-Pound Enforcer Makes Fifth Arrest

80-Pound Enforcer Makes Fifth Arrest

The Baltimore Sun via YellowBrix

July 07, 2010

ANNE ARUNDEL, MD – Faced with a big, barking enforcer pushing toward him under a bed, a Shady Side man with open warrants surrendered to police.

That was the fifth apprehension by Grim, one of two “deputy dogs” of the Anne Arundel County sheriff’s office, said his handler, Deputy Jason Jett.

The team was leaving work after 9 p.m. June 30 when Jett heard on his police radio that officers were trying to arrest a man whose history included fleeing from police and violence against officers, and police could not get a response from inside the house, Jett said. He offered to swing by with Grim, his Belgian Malinois partner of a year. Among the 80-pound dog’s skills is tracking and apprehending people.

A shout of “Come out or we will release the dog” — Grim’s cue to start barking — inspired a relative of the wanted man to emerge from the house in the 1100 block of Oak Avenue and tell officers that Michael James Jackson II was hiding inside, Jett said. Ordered to search the home, Grim ran to a bedroom, where he barked at an empty bed, he said.

“I told him to come out or I would release the dog and he would be bitten,” Jett said. But no one came out.

“He will bite and hold; he will try to drag you out,” Jett said. “He’s not going to go in there as a sissy.”

Ordered to apprehend his target, the 3-year-old dog began to squeeze under the bed. “He was laying down flat, he got his head and shoulders under the bed,” Jett recalled. As Jett tried to lift the heavy wood-frame bed, the dog pushed up, as if to lift the bed to get to the man in hiding, he said.

From beneath the bed came screams of “I give up,” Jett said, as the man asked for the dog to be called off. “He got a face full of dog, probably,” Jett said. The man complied with orders to show his hands, allowing county police to arrest him, according to the sheriff’s office.

For five minutes of good work, Grim got no dog treats.

“If he does a good job, he gets his Kong,” Jett said, referring to a hard rubber toy. “He loves that Kong. He carries it around like it’s his pacifier.”

Jackson, 30, was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail on a charge of second-degree assault and traffic charges. District Court judges had issued warrants for failure to appear in court for those cases.


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  • Car6_max50

    Ahi

    about 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Awesome, I love it.

  • Pug_max600_max50

    DALLASCRANE

    about 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    My partner has no clothes, has 42 teeth and a shiny nose. Justice comes with a bark........and maybe a bite....

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    Neraph

    about 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    I'd like to see a cat do that job.

  • Mike___odin_max50

    ppc

    about 4 years ago

    188 Comments

    Way to go, do you really want to play with the puppy NOT. Great job Jett and GRIM

  • 71476_max50

    scottydl

    about 4 years ago

    80 Comments

    Man those dogs awesome! Malinois really seem to be the K9 of choice these days.

  • Shrel-only_max50

    ERIC4536

    about 4 years ago

    534 Comments

    Love K-9. How many lives have they saved?

  • Ba_old_glory_max50

    Jonas

    about 4 years ago

    42918 Comments

    Way to go.........!!!

  • Dallaspolice_max50

    DPDtx

    about 4 years ago

    82 Comments

    Gotta Love K-9!!

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Kudos

  • 063_max50

    jims4

    about 4 years ago

    2610 Comments

    I once saw an officer slip on the ice and get knocked out while walking his K-9. The dog sat by his side and would not allow rescuers near him. They called the other K-9 unit to come assist. The other officer was able to get the dog away so the down officer could be attended to. What a partnership. That dog is so loyal. K-9, the officers best partner, besides his colleagues. Another time I witnessed K-9 released into a vacant home taht was burglarized. The officer announced twice, "this is the --------- police, I have a dog, if you do not come out now, I will release the dog." By the time the first "I have a dog" was out of his mouth the dog was on his way. I laughed so hard! Let that dog go do his job! Great Job Grim!!! Get the bad guy! Thank You for your faithful service.

  • Decal_thinblue_k9_full_max50

    takedownhound

    about 4 years ago

    130 Comments

    amazes me that these morons think the warnings are a joke...good job Jett and Grim

  • Elf_owl_species-micrathene-whitneyi-1_max50

    zjd

    about 4 years ago

    116 Comments

    Nice.

  • Evgeni_nabokov_max50

    skascooter007

    about 4 years ago

    2010 Comments

    Gotta love dogs.

  • Hitman_max50

    g45

    about 4 years ago

    172 Comments

    Good dog.

  • Duke_and_savannah_036_max50

    toddm394

    about 4 years ago

    274 Comments

    Great story with a fantastic ending. Way to go Grim.

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