A K-9 officer is being credited with taking down a wanted felon who was trying to flee from authorities on Tuesday, according to Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman’s Office.
Deputies responded to the 14500 block of Ella Boulevard in reference to a wanted man, Jose Martinez, being seen at the location.
As deputies were arriving to the scene, Martinez fled on foot.
A perimeter was set up and, after a lengthy search, a canine was deployed. The dog was able to locate Martinez hiding in a vacant apartment and when he failed to submit to verbal commands from officers, the dog bit him.
The injured suspect was first taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries, then transported to the Harris County Jail.
Constable Herman said Martinez was booked on the felony warrant for burglary of a habitation, and charged with burglary with intent to commit another felony.
His total bond was set at $125,000.