Mt. Shasta Police: Attempted murder suspect hides in pipe in attempt to evade arrest
Mount Shasta police have announced the arrest of a man on an outstanding felony warrant for attempted murder.
On the evening of August 24, police and officials from the Sheriff’s Office located 40-year-old Kevin Stewart at a local casino and attempted to take him into custody on an outstanding warrant for attempted murder.
After Stewart reportedly fled on foot, authorities sought K9 assistance in locating him again. Authorities established a perimeter around the area, suspecting that Stewart was in fact hiding behind a large rock pile downhill from the casino.
After numerous unsuccessful vocal attempts to get him to surrender, authorities sent in K-9 Officer Artie, who tracked Stewart to a small half-buried pipe behind the rock pile. Artie went in after Stewart, reportedly biting him several times. Stewart ultimately made the decision to surrender.
Stewart was taken into custody without further incident and, following treatment for his injuries, booked on his outstanding warrant as well as additional charges for fleeing.