Man who bit K-9 following police chase sentenced to five years in prison


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Surrounded by law enforcement following a chase in August, Jarred Allen was determined not to go quietly.

He refused commands to get out of his vehicle, authorities said. He resisted arrested when deputies pulled him from the car.

And when deputies released a K-9 to help take him into custody, Allen put the dog in a chokehold and bit the animal under its left eye.

On Thursday, Allen, 41, was sentenced to five years in prison. He pleaded no contest last month to willfully harming a peace officer’s dog with serious injury, resisting arrest, evading a peace officer and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. 

The incident leading to Allen’s arrest began when deputies were dispatched to a report of grand theft auto Aug. 21 in the 2100 block of Lantana Way. Shortly afterward, CHP officers located the stolen vehicle traveling in the area of Ming Avenue and Stine Road, deputies said.

The driver, later identified as Allen, refused to stop.

He led CHP and deputies on a chase that ended in front of the emergency room entrance at Adventist Health Bakersfield, prompting the hospital to go on lockdown.

After Allen bit the dog, deputies managed to restrain and arrest him. 

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