Kings County man accused of trying to carjack ex-girlfriend, fighting with K-9 deputy
ABOVE: Charles Minter booking photo | Kings County Sheriff’s Office
A Kings County man has been arrested after allegedly trying to carjack his ex-girlfriend and later assaulting a K-9 deputy, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
On the night of Tuesday, September 14, deputies responded to the area of Excelsior and 13-1/4 Avenues to investigate a reported attempted carjacking. The victim identified the suspect as her ex-boyfriend, 32-year-old Charles Minter, whom deputies later learned already had an outstanding warrant for violating a restraining order.
The victim told deputies that, after attempting to take her car, Minter had walked away towards a nearby orchard. When deputies caught up with Minter and tried to make contact, he ran off into the orchard.
K-9 deputies were brought in to help track Minter, who reportedly had to be chased through multiple fields and orchards.
At last Minter was seen coming out of a cornfield, but refused deputies’ orders to surrender. Once Minter became confrontational, deputies deployed K-9 Deputy Bluz to help restrain him, with Minter reportedly fighting with the K-9.
Minter was ultimately taken into custody and, after being medically cleared, booked at the Kings County Jail on suspicion of robbery, kidnapping, attempted carjacking, resisting arrest, resisting an executive officer, and willfully harming a police K-9.
Though Bluz sustained minor injuries, he is expected to make a full recovery.