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Chico burglary suspect tased after refusing arrest

Chico police arrested a 45-year-old man for burglary early Friday morning.

Posted: Jan 10, 2020 1:55 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico police arrested a 45-year-old man for burglary early Friday morning.

David Markoe was arrested for burglary, resisting a peace officer, assaulting a Police K-9, and violating the terms of his PRCS.

The burglary happened at 1661 Forest Avenue around 8:10 a.m. on Friday. A security guard reported a male suspect broke into the clubhouse and was still inside at the time. 

Police arrived and set a perimeter around the portion of the clubhouse. Police said they noticed that a window had been broken from an exterior door where the suspect gained entry to the clubhouse.

Police said they gave verbal commands to the suspect for 20 minutes, however, he refused to come out.

Officer Martin and his K-9 partner Aron then entered a restroom where the suspect was located.

The suspect was bitten by Aron but refused to be arrested. He then kicked K-9 Aron multiple times during the arrest, the officer eventually used a taser on the man.

Markoe was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. He was then transported to the Butte County Jail for booking.

There were no other injuries resulting from this incident.

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