HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A man is in custody and a K-9 officer injured after an incident shut down Bob Wallace Avenue in Huntsville on Tuesday.
According to a spokesperson with the Huntsville Police Department (HPD), 29-year-old Jamie Kwan James was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon.
Police claim James had active warrants for fleeing, eluding, menacing, felony obstruction giving false identity, third-degree escape, fourth-degree theft of property, and causing serious injury to a police dog. Officials say more charges could follow after an investigation.
James was taken to the hospital for “minor injuries as a result of canine apprehension.” He will taken to the Madison County Jail after he’s released.
Huntsville Police say K-9 Kane was injured during the incident.
Kane was taken to an emergency animal hospital and is facing “serious mouth and head injuries” during the incident. Police say Kane will be transferred to an out-of-town facility for special treatment on Wednesday, November 2.
Bob Wallace Avenue was closed for two hours Tuesday afternoon while police searched for James. It has now reopened.