Police: Woman arrested after dog attacks Wichita officer
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita police have arrested a 29-year-old woman after an officer was attacked by a dog, which he shot on Sunday.
Officers initially responded at around 12:30 a.m. to a disturbance in the 800 block of South Terrace, near Lincoln and Oliver, where people reported that their neighbor had damaged their property during an altercation.
According to a release from Wichita police, as officers went to contact the suspect, Hailee Lefler, she opened her front door and a large dog ran out, attacking the officer.
"The officer fell to the ground and attempted to stop the dog from attacking him, but the dog continued biting," the release says. "The officer fired three rounds from his department-issued handgun, striking the dog and causing it to retreat into the home."
After the shots were fired, police say Lefler moved toward the officers threateningly but then retreated toward the house. Additional officers arrived and arrested her.
The officer was treated for several bite wounds and later released. The dog survived and was taken by animal control.
Lefler was booked for two counts of assault of a law enforcement officer, a federal warrant and one count each of criminal threat, criminal damage to property and interference with a law enforcement officer.