MANSFIELD — A drug suspect was bitten by a police dog after he allegedly ran from police officers attempting to handcuff him and hid in brush.
Andy P. Georges, 28, of South Easton, was released after being treated and pleaded innocent Thursday in Attleboro District Court to related charges.
He was arrested around 7 p.m. Wednesday, allegedly hiding in brush near a warehouse on Forbes Boulevard in the Cabot Business Park, according to police.
Georges allegedly struggled with officers William Trudell and Nicole Newport and ran shortly after being questioned in a car parked at the soccer field on Plymouth Street in the industrial park.
Trudell was on routine patrol when he spotted a car containing Georges and a woman parked in the area around 6:30 p.m.
Georges and Rebecca L. Maghakian, 22, whose last known address was on Elm Terrace in Mansfield, were questioned and declined a ride after it was determined neither had a license to drive. The pair said they were dropped off by a friend who was driving the car, according to police.
Shortly afterwards, police discovered a plastic bag containing a powdered substance alleged to be heroin under the vehicle and located the suspects walking a short distance away.
Maghakian was arrested without incident and pleaded innocent to possession of heroin and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
She was ordered held at a state hospital for a substance abuse evaluation.
Georges faces charges of conspiracy to violate drug laws, being a disorderly person, resisting arrest and malicious damage.
He was apprehended by K-9 “Sultan,” a police dog assigned to Corrections Officer Evan Larango, a member of a regional police agency.
Sultan bit Georges in the left arm and back. Georges was treated for minor injuries at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, according to police.
Neither Trudell or Newport were injured but Newport’s uniform was damaged in the struggle with Georges.