Man arrested after fleeing police, trying to drown K-9 in Palm Beach county canal

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A man is in custody in Palm Beach County after police said he tried to drown a K-9 who was searching for him in a canal.

Fox 29 reports that 25-year-old Quinten Henderson fled from deputies during a traffic stop in West Palm Beach, early Tuesday morning.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Henderson ran into a nearby canal to evade capture. A PBSO helicopter searched for Henderson as a K-9 team was sent in to find him.

That’s when deputies said Henderson attempted to drown Alex, one of the K-9 dogs, in the canal. Henderson was arrested and hospitalized for hypothermia and minor lacerations.

PBSO posted an update on Twitter, saying Alex is “doing just fine.”

Investigators found crack, heroin and marijuana in Henderson’s vehicle.

Henderson faces a slew of charges, including battery on a police dog, animal cruelty, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest without violence and possession with intent to sell heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

It is unclear if Henderson has an attorney.

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