Man charged with punching police canine during suspect pursuit

A 54-year-old Coos Bay man, one of three arrested on Friday afternoon after police responded to a report of criminal trespass in progress, is accused of punching a police canine as the animal was assisting in his apprehension. Deputies from the Coos County Sheriff’s Office arrived at an address on Gurney Drive, near North Bend, at 12:32 p.m. on Friday, and upon arrival learned of “an ongoing property line dispute.” One deputy saw a man, later identified as Steven R. O’Daniels, 38, of North Bend walk away from the deputy and into a shop-style building on the property. O’Daniels’ wife remained with the deputy “to explain her side of the story.” When a records check revealed O’Daniels had two outstanding warrants in Clatsop County for failure to appear on commercial fishing crimes, the deputy approached the shop and called out for O’Daniels to tell him he is under arrest. Deputies located O’Daniels near Waymire Lane with assistance from Odin and several callers. O’Daniels was arrested on two outstanding warrants and held at Coos Count jail on $1 million bail. Read the story here 08:46