Sheriff: Woman took drugs while fleeing from deputies, hurt K9 while resisting arrest
HARRISON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - A woman is facing multiple charges after authorities say she fled from deputies when they tried to stop her Thursday.
Brandy Bazor, 38, is facing two counts of failure to stop a motor vehicle and another for the injuring of a public service animal.
According to Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson, those charges stem from an incident that happened Thursday when a deputy attempted to stop Bazor for a traffic violation after observing her driving in a reckless and careless manner in a 2003 Ford Taurus.
When Bazor came to a stop, a female passenger reportedly fled on foot and was apprehended by a K9 officer. Bazor, however, continued to elude authorities in the vehicle while actively ingesting narcotics, said the sheriff. When she then attempted to flee on foot, Peterson said K9 Zico was deployed again and was able to apprehend Bazor. During the altercation between the suspect and dog, Zico’s leg was injured. He was transported to the emergency veterinarian for treatment and was later released to light duty until recovery.
Bazor was booked into Harrison County Adult Detention Center. In addition to the felonies, she was also charged with multiple misdemeanors including DUI, resisting arrest, failure to comply, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held in lieu of a $150,000 bond, which was set by Justice Court Judge Diane Ladner.
The passenger that was with Bazor was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and failure to comply.
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