Man Arrested After Ordering Dog To Attack Mansfield Officer

  • 11/8/2018 12:08:55 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - A man is under arrest after ordering his dog to attack a Mansfield Police Officer Wednesday morning. 

Mansfield Police Officer Paul Webb was dispatched to 315 Fifth Avenue in reference to a domestic violence call. Upon arrival, an individual met with officers and advised that his father, 48-year-old Bradley Brewer, was angry with him and slapped him in the back of the head. 

The son advised that Brewer was threatening to shoot him and his friends with a firearm. 

Officer Webb found Brewer standing outside of a dog kennel, where Brewer stated he was letting his dog out of his cage. 

Brewer was advised several times to keep the dog in the kennel, according to a police report. 

Brewer let the dog out of the kennel, at which time he ordered the dog to attack Officer Webb, which it did. Webb discharged a service weapon that struck the dog, stopping the attack. Brewer went inside his house and started running when Officer Webb told him he was under arrest. 

A short struggle commenced that ended with Brewer being restrained. 

Officer Webb and Brewer were transported to Ohio Health for Medical Treatment. Brewer was then transported to the Richland County Jail, where he was served copies of his charges. Charges include assault on a police officer, felonious assault, resisting arrest, drunkenness, Prohibitions Concerning Companion Animal, Dog/Animal Bites, Reports & Quarantine. 

Mansfield Division of Police Chief Kenneth Coontz stated that Officer Webb was treated and released, and is back to work at the department. 

The owner of the dog responded to the scene and transported it to a veterinarian. 

Brewer's son did not wish to pursue domestic violence charges at this time. 

The Richland County Dog Warden's Office was contacted regarding the dog and the listed animal offenses will be followed up by their office. 

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