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VIDEO: Man Admits Guilt in Sheriff K-9 Stabbing

An Oroville man pled no contest to charges of police dog assault.

Posted: Nov 2, 2018 5:23 PM

The man accused of stabbing a police dog in Oroville pleaded no contest this week to charges of police dog assault, and resisting officers.

Police bodycam video released Friday shows the standoff between officers and 51-year-old Lonnie McAllister on October 12th.

McAllister was found sleeping in the brush near the headquarters of the Oroville Wildlife Area. When police confronted him he pulled a folding knife out of his pocket and started cutting himself. When a taser didn't stop him, Ray the Police K-9 was released. That's when the dog was stabbed.

Fortunately, the knife hit Ray's harness and prevented serious injury.

McAllister remains in Butte County Jail pending his sentencing on November 29. He faces up to six years in state prison. 

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