Nampa police tase, then shoot dog during drug investigation

March 3, 2014 

Nampa police serving a drug search warrant at a South Cassia Street home last week encountered aggressive dogs and ultimately shot one of them, police reported Monday.

The incident happened last Thursday, and ended with the arrest of five people, police said.

Officers were trying to take a male suspect into custody when a dog attacked and bit one of the officers. Other officers were able to get the dog contained in a secure room in the residence, police said.

As officers began searching other rooms of the house they encountered another dog that was acting very aggressively, police said. Officers tased the dog in an attempt to subdue it, but the dog got and attacked the officers again. An officer then shot and wounded the dog so officers could exit the without getting bit, police said.

Animal Control was brought to the residence to help the dogs, and the injured dog was put into a crate and take to a veterinarian for medical assistance. Two other dogs were removed from the residence and transported to the Canyon County Animal Shelter.

Further information on the bitten officer's injury was not immediately available.

Drugs, paraphernalia and a firearm were located at the residence and five Nampa residents were arrested.

Misty Wade, 46, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Caleb Hollaway, 27, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cruz Barfuss, 24. was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and frequenting a house where illegal drugs are used. Joshua Reyes and Jordan Reyes, ages 25 and 23, were charged with frequenting a house where illegal drugs are used.

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