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Charges: Man Commanded Dogs To Kill Officers

(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – One of the wanted men picked up during a recent warrant sweep by the Canton Police Department is facing charges of assaulting a police officer.

Court records state that Douglas S. Morris gave his “large breed dog multiple commands to kill officers” on April 22nd at his house in the 2500 block of Gross Avenue NE.

Records state that Morris, 55, also opened a gate to allow the dogs out of his yard while giving more commands to attack the officers.

The dogs did not heed their owner’s commands and did not attack the officers.

Morris (pictured below) is facing a charge of felonious assaulting a peace officer and a misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing.

Nine other individuals were arrested during the warrant sweep across Stark County during the operation conducted by Canton Police, the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, FBI Safe Streets Task Force, ATF Task Force, Juvenile Probation and Adult Parole Authority.

Donald Dewitt – Resisting and Obstructing
William McPhearson – M4, F4 (2 warrants)
Gerald Evans – F1, M1 warrants (2 warrants)
Aaron Davis – Falsification
Dante McBryde – F4 warrant (1 warrant)
Daison Streeter – M1 warrant (1 warrant)
Scott Miller – F3, M1 warrants (2 warrants)
Michael Eakle – F3, M1 warrants (2 warrants)

Maurice Jenkins – F2 warrant (2 warrants)

Stark County Jail


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