A 23-year-old man was arrested early Thursday after resisting an officer during a search of a residence in which the suspect managed to briefly disarm the officer before being brought under control with the assistance of a police dog, according to police reports.
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies went to the apartment at 1855 Boulevard de Providence after receiving an anonymous tip that the people responsible for a recent string of vehicle burglaries were staying at that address, an affidavit of probable cause states.
Deputies discovered one of the men named by the caller was wanted by police and went to the address around 4 a.m., identifying themselves as deputies to two people sleeping in the living room. Three people inside attempted to run out of the back of the apartment, and detectives chased them.
One officer grabbed hold of Devante Fisher as he headed out the back door, the report states. Fisher turned around and, with both hands, grabbed the officer’s firearm, which had been removed from the holster during the struggle. Shortly after, the report says, the officer regained control and returned the firearm to his holster, but Fisher continued to resist arrest.
K-9 officers arrived on the scene, and after several commands telling Fisher to stop resisting arrest, the officers release the dogs on Fisher, who eventually gave up and was taken into custody, the report says.
Fisher, 01612 Cedar Lake Drive, was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center with minor injuries from dog bites.
Fisher was booked to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of disarming of a police officer, resisting an officer, simple burglary and a bench warrant on a seat belt violation.