Man arrested after resisting arrest, trying to choke K9 officer

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LANCASTER COUNTY – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 40-year-old after he resisted arrest, led deputies on a foot pursuit, and tried to injure a K9 officer.

LSO said on February 9, a member of the Interdiction Task Force made a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Mile Marker 391.

The driver, Steven Green, 40, from Texas, ran from investigators and resisted their attempts to stop him, authorities said.

A taser was deployed but had no impact on Green, and he cleared the fence next to the interstate.

As Green ran toward the tree line, K9 Mikey arrived in the area to assist.

The officer and K9 Mikey saw Green exiting the field near 112th and Holdrege and a taser was deployed once again with no effect.

The K9 was released and latched onto Green, at which time Green used Mikey’s collar to begin choking him, according to authorities.

At that time, the officer intervened as Green continued to punch and elbow the officer.

Eventually, Green was handcuffed, and neither Mikey nor the officer was seriously injured.

Green was arrested for possession of money while violating a state statute, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer, and obstructing a police K9 officer.

$22,000 in cash and evidence of marijuana was found in Green's vehicle.