Felony suspect accused of hitting police dog

Mugshot of Sergey Bussell taken in February 2015 _ Colorado Springs Police Department_75001

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A felony suspect is accused of hitting a police dog that was assisting in his arrest Monday morning.

Police said around 11:15 a.m., they received word that Sergey Bussell was hiding out in a home in the 3700-block of Hill Drive, which is in the area of Penrose Boulevard and West Cheyenne Mountain Road in southwestern Colorado Springs. Bussell was wanted on a felony warrant for failure to comply with a narcotics violation.

As officers were walking up to the door of the home, they saw Bussell run through the house and out the back door. Police said he was given three canine warnings to stop running, but he ignored them. An officer then released his K9, Broc, to apprehend Bussell.

Broc bit Bussell, and Bussell continue to fight him. In an attempt to escape, Bussell hit Broc several times on the head, according to police.

Officers handcuffed Bussell and took him to Memorial Hospital for the injuries he sustained from the K9 contact.

In addition to his felony warrant, Bussell is charged with obstructing a peace officer and obstructing a police dog.

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