A Sheriff's K9 unit is being credited with helping authorities take in a man wanted on a felony warrant for burglary and forgery charges.
Riverside County Sheriff's Sergeant Joey Nardone says 37-year-old Shawn Sikes of San Jacinto was found hiding in a closet by the dog on Tuesday.
Officers from the San Jacinto Police Department's Special Enforcement Team and Hemet Sheriff's Station patrol had responded to a house in the 400 block of East 7th Street after they got word of "a wanted suspect hiding in a residence," Nardone said.
"Officers responded to the location and with the assistance of Hemet Sheriff's Station K-9 Team, the suspect...was found hiding in a closet at the location and was apprehended by the K-9," Nardone said.
During the incident, Sikes was bitten by the dog-- and he sustained minor injuries for which he was treated at a local hospital, according to Nardone.
After treatment, Sikes was booked into the Banning jail on felony burglary and forgery charges, according to Nardone and online jail booking records. He remained jailed in lieu of $70,000 bail as of Thursday, records indicated.