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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Shawnee man in K-9 bite case charged with firearm possession

  • A Shawnee man who received a dog bite from a K-9 officer while allegedly running from Shawnee police earlier this month has been formally charged with a felony count.
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    A Shawnee man who received a dog bite from a K-9 officer while allegedly running from Shawnee police earlier this month has been formally charged with a felony count.
    Jared Tyler Shields, 19, is charged in Pottawatomie County District Court with felony possession of a firearm while on supervision.
    He is accused on March 4 of having in his possession and control a .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol while at his home, 507 W. Ford, while being under supervision in another felony case.
    Police responded to a disturbance involving a firearm at that home, where a man was reported to be outside allegedly shooting a firearm into the air, a report shows.
    When officers arrived, the suspect, identified in the report as Shields, allegedly took off running southbound, going through multiple backyards.
    Officers ordered Shields to stop, but he allegedly refused and kept running, the report reads. A perimeter was set up as officers and a department K-9 searched the area.
    Sgt. John Goss and his police dog, Rex, tracked Shields to a backyard in the 500 block of West Wallace, with the report showing Shields received a dog bite while being taken into police custody. He was booked into the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center that day, but Shields wasn’t listed as being an inmate at the facility on Tuesday.
    Court records in the filed case show a bench warrant was issued for Shields Tuesday for failing to appear in court, but no other details were listed.
    Shields’ next court date in this case hasn’t yet been scheduled.
    If convicted of the felony count of possession of a firearm while on supervision, Shields could face one to 10 years in prison.
    Watch for updates.
     
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