It happened Thursday along Peach Street in Austin (Lonoke County) when officers tried to arrest Jonathan Allen Montgomery Presley, 26, who police say struggled with officers trying to get him into custody.
Presley is jailed on charges of Residential Burglary, Fleeing and Resisting Arrest.
The Austin Police Department describes what happened in the following news release:
On September 14th, 2012 Austin police officers observed a green Ford Mustang parked in the driveway of #1255 E. Main Street with a white female standing to the rear of the vehicle. Officers knew the home was a new construction and empty.
The female was identified as Salina Parker, 29, from Cabot. She stated that her boyfriend went behind the house to find a tire. As officers checked the house they noticed a rear window damaged, rear door open and fresh foot prints leading away from the home.
The Austin Police K9 unit was called in to track. K9 "Lord" arrived on scene and tracked the suspect to another new construction home about two blocks Southeast at 109 Peach Street. The suspect identified as Jonathan Allen Montgomery Presley, 26, of Cabot was located hiding under the rear deck of the home.
K9 officer Stiles gave the suspect clear directions and commands to exit his hiding place. The suspect refused to move and as officers attempted to pull the suspect from his hiding spot he began to resist. The suspect was actively resisting and fighting the officers. While fighting the officers the suspect was bitten by the Police K9.
Medical personnel arrived and checked and released Presley. Salina Parker was cited for criminal trespass and released with a district court date. Jonathan Presley was taken into custody and transported to the Lonoke County Sheriff's Detention Center with a bond of $10,000.
During the course of the interview, Presley became a suspect in an additional theft of wire from a home in the Greystone community in Cabot. The information was released to Cabot Police detectives.