The man accused of biting a Kern County Sheriff’s Office K9 while resisting arrest last week pleaded not guilty Friday.
Jarred Allen faces several charges, including burglary, battery and violating a court order to prevent domestic violence.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Allen after a pursuit in Bakersfield, but when the K9 was sent to take him down, Allen allegedly grabbed the dog and bit it just below its eye.
The sheriff’s office says deputies had to use force to get Allen off the dog.
The K9 — Zeke — suffered a minor cut and was back on duty the next day.