Police search for wanted man

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Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 8:01 pm

Police surrounded a South Waco house late Tuesday afternoon, searching for an unnamed man wanted on felony warrants.

Authorities did not find the suspect, but ended up arresting two people at the home, and also shooting a dog when officers say it charged them, preparing to attack.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said police received a tip that a man wanted by deputy U.S. marshals was seen with a gun going into a home in the 2700 block of Baylor Avenue.

Records indicate officers responded to the area around 5 p.m.

Officers surrounded the residence as several people ran inside, the spokesman said. At one point, a chained dog — which was described as weighing about 60 pounds and appearing to be a mixed breed — charged at the officers, breaking his collar in the process, Swanton said.

An officer opened fire, striking the dog at least once, causing the dog to retreat. It was not known how badly the animal was injured.

A woman at the residence was charged with possession of illegal drugs, and a man was charged with evading arrest. Their names and ages were not immediately available Tuesday evening.

The wanted man was not found. It is believed he left the residence between the time officers received the tip and their arrival, Swanton said.

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