Las Vegas, Nev. (FOX5) – A Las Vegas man is accused of biting a police officer’s ear following an incident that injured several officers, including a K9.
Allyn McFarland, 28, is charged with seven counts of battery on a protected person, mistreatment of a police animal, battery with a deadly weapon and battery causing serious bodily injury and disorderly conduct.
He is being held without bail.
The Las Vegas Police Department released the following statement on Thursday.
On March 20 at approximately 6:52 p.m., authorities received a call from a security officer about a man refusing to get off an RTC bus at Durango Drive and Blue Diamond Road.
The security officer said the man, later identified as McFarland, threatened to kill the officer and the bus driver.
McFarland was picked up by a bus at Warm Springs Road and Durango Drive. When it reached the station, he refused to get out.
“McFarland became enraged and reached around the plastic section to punch the driver … which activated the panic button,” the report said.
Upon seeing the security guard’s response, McFarland allegedly threw rocks and a trash can at him.
Police responded, including a K9. After attempts to communicate with McFarland failed, police entered the bus to take him into custody.
A K9 was deployed and McFarland was seen by officers kicking and throwing a large rock at the dog. As police took him into custody, he punched several of them in the face and chest, threw a “baseball-sized” rock at an officer and bit the lower right ear of another – splitting the skin and causing permanent disfigurement.
McFarland was bleeding from the mouth and bleeding on the face and chest of one of the patrol officers. A Taser was used, and McFarland was eventually taken into custody.
Finally, the sergeant noticed that the officer’s corner was missing.
McFarland is pleading guilty to arson charges last year. His first court appearance is scheduled for March 27.
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