Deputy dragged after traffic stopA traffic stop resulted in a Carlton County deputy being dragged 40 feet by a moving truck and three other officers bitten by a dog as they pursued the suspect in a high-speed chase.
By: DL-Online, Worthington Daily Globe
A traffic stop resulted in a Carlton County deputy being dragged 40 feet by a moving truck and three other officers bitten by a dog as they pursued the suspect in a high-speed chase.
Deputy Ryan Rennquist pulled over Warren Barry for a traffic violation about 3:30 p.m. Monday on Chesnut Avenue in downtown Carlton. Rennquist tried to reach in Barry’s truck to turn it off when Barry sped away with Rennquist tangled in the door.
“Carlton High School had just let out, there [were] kids in the area, and he was driving at speeds up to 90 miles per hour with a trailer hitched to the back,” Sgt. Paul Coughlin said. “And he almost hit a semi head-on as he [was] driving around vehicles.”
Rennquist, who suffered back and knee injuries, called for backup as Barry sped through a four-way stop, heading west on state Highway 210. After three miles, Barry ran into an apartment building. While in pursuit, three officers were attacked by Barry’s pit bull. Three other officers were bitten, with two bites breaking the skin.
One of the deputies fired a shot at the pit bull and the dog ran away.
Around 9 a.m. today deputies, acting on an anonymous tip, found the dog at a residence west of Carlton. The owner said the dog had returned Wednesday night, but had not reported it to the Sheriff's Office. The dog was taken to a local veterinary clinic for observation.
Barry, 31, of Carlton told investigators that he wanted to see his girlfriend and kids before he went to jail.
Barry faces 10 criminal charges.