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Spring Hill man fights deputies, dog during arrest

TBO.com staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 11:03 AM

HUDSON

A Spring Hill man faces numerous charges after attempting to flee from two deputies and being bit by a police dog, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

The deputies confronted 29-year-old Thomas Foskey Jr. on Saturday near Hudson, the sheriff's office said.

A deputy warned Foskey the dog would bite if he ran. According to deputies, Foskey took off and the dog was released and bit Foskey's leg. Foskey continued running, pulling the dog with him. The deputy called the dog off, then released him again.

Foskey was held down until assistance arrived, deputies said. Foskey then elbowed the deputy and they stumbled into a fence, the sheriff's office said. The dog again bit Foskey in the back, holding him until an arrest was made, the sheriff's office said.

Foskey was being sought on a warrant for charges including domestic violence, burglary and obstructing an office, according to Pasco jail records.

On Saturday, deputies added charges of resisting an officer with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer and criminal mischief. He was being held at the Land O' Lakes Detention Center on $20,150 bail, according to jail records.


Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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