Wanted man arrested after reportedly assaulting police K9 in Lynchburg

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Authorities say Calvin Lee Wesley Sr. is in custody after he reportedly assaulted K9 Knox with the Lynchburg Police Department. (Photos: Courtesy Lynchburg Police Department Facebook)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A wanted man was taken into custody for multiple charges — including injuring a law enforcement animal — after authorities say he assaulted a Lynchburg Police Department K9 last week.

According to the , Officer Reed and his K9 partner, Knox, were called out to Anthony Place around 10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 20 to help find Calvin Lee Wesley Sr., who was wanted for violating a court order.

When officers found Wesley, he reportedly jumped from the window of a residence and led officers on a foot chase into the woods.

Police say Reed sent Knox to catch Wesley while he tried to get into a vehicle on Westbrook Circle.

During the arrest, though, Wesley reportedly assaulted Knox several times before officers took the man into custody.

As a result of this incident, Wesley was arrested for two counts of violating a court order, fleeing from a law-enforcement officer, and injuring a police animal, according to authorities.

Officials say Wesley was treated at Lynchburg General Hospital and then booked into the Lynchburg Adult Detention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 22, where is currently being held without bond.

According to court records, Wesley has a bond hearing scheduled for Feb. 10, 2022.

Meanwhile, the department says Knox was not seriously injured during the encounter and is already back to work with Reed.

If you have any information about this incident — which is still under investigation — you are asked to call the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6041 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900.

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