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Posted on: June 2, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Man Bit by Sheriffs Canine Following Struggle with Deputy


On May 31, 2016, at approximately 5:15PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Sand Lake Road and Hunt Club Road in Old Mill Creek, for a report of an individual unresponsive behind the wheel of a vehicle in the traffic lane. An ambulance crew arrived prior to sheriff’s deputies, and located Matthew Fry, 32, of the W4789 block of Remer Road, Elkhorn, WI, in his vehicle.

Fry had an active arrest warrant from Cicero Police Department, for failing to appear on a previous obstructing a peace officer charge. When he learned Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were on the way to the scene, he fled on foot.

Sheriff’s Deputies set up a perimeter in the area where Fry was last seen. Following a thorough search, Fry was located by sheriff’s deputies and he again ran from them. Deputy Dwight Arrowood and his canine partner, Duke, arrived on the scene and attempted to take Fry into custody; however, Fry resisted arrest, and struggled with the sheriff’s deputy. During the struggle with Fry, Deputy Arrowood summoned Canine Duke for assistance and Fry was bitten by Canine Duke. Fry was taken into custody, without further incident.

After being arrested, Fry admitted to ingesting heroin and was transported to Vista East Hospital for an evaluation. Following his release, he was transported to the Lake County Jail and charged with Resisting a Peace Officer (Class A Misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor). Fry received a $25,000.00 Recognizance Bond on the new charges and is being held at the Lake County Jail pending his transfer to Cicero Police Department on the arrest warrant.

Sheriff Curran reminds the public the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

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