Prowler Suspect in Custody, 3 Officers Bitten by Suspect’s Dog

Prowler Suspect in Custody, 3 Officers Bitten by Suspect’s Dog
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Written By: Jim Emerson

SAN RAFAEL — A man police detained and questioned concerning reports of prowling was arrested on multiple charges. The suspect fled from officers before being taken into custody shortly afterward. Before it was all over, three officers were bitten by the suspect’s dog.

On October 16, residents in the vicinity of Marinita Avenue saw a man trespass on their property. These incidents were reported to police shortly before 9 p.m.

Responding officers contacted Jonathan Evans, 32, of Oakland, who ran away after speaking with them. What they thought was simply a prowling and trespassing matter turned out to be something more serious.

Officers caught up with Evans who was still uncooperative. Evans evidently struggled and tried to take a taser away from one officer before officers subdued him. Officers found illicit drugs in his possession.

Evans was arrested outside a residence at 84 Marinita Avenue. He was later booked into Marin County Jail at 11:11 p.m. The suspect was remanded to remain behind bars in custody in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Evans faces open charges, including two felonies for battery on an officer and obstructing an officer. He also faces misdemeanor charges for possession of a controlled substance, trespassing, and prowling.

During the fracas with Evans, his dog attacked three officers. The officers suffered bites severe enough to break their skin. The dog was turned over to Marin Humane Animal Services.

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Jim Emerson

Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.