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Man attacks K-9 officer during domestic violence arrest

A reported case of domestic violence led to another violent encounter between deputies, a K-9, and the man involved in the original incident.

Posted: May 28, 2019 2:47 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A reported case of domestic violence led to another violent encounter between deputies, a K-9, and the man involved in the original incident.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office reported to the area of V-6 Road and Lower Wyandotte Road on Monday night due to reports of domestic violence.

Deputies said they found Robert Kongle, 26, of Oroville, inside a car, struggling with another person. Kongle injured the victim's hand by twisting it and he appeared to be under the influence of drugs, they said. 

Deputies attempted to detain him but he refused to follow commands to get away from the car. 

When K-9 Rico was sent in to assist, Kongle reportedly attacked the dog by punching it multiple times and trying to smother it. 

Other deputies arrived on scene and were able to arrest Kongle. 

He was booked into Butte County Jail on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges. His bail is set at $99,000. 

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