Police conducting internal review of assault arrest in western Sioux Falls

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UPDATED 12:05 p.m.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A video of a Sioux Falls arrest is drawing a lot of attention online.

Authorities say 27-year-old Dylan Ites and his girlfriend were arguing when Ites threatened to kill her. Police say he started strangling her but she was able to get away and call 911. 

The dispatcher wasn’t able to get a lot of information Authorities say Ites took the phone from her and started strangling her again to the point where she passed out.

After that police say he took her phone and left. By the time officers arrived, the woman was awake and told police what happened. Officers spotted the suspect and chased after him. A K-9 officer tracked him down and found him in a window well.

Police say Ites wasn’t cooperating with the officer so the K-9 bit the man so officers could handcuff him.

A witness recorded the arrest and it’s causing a lot of conversation online.

We’ll show you the video and tell you why people are talking about it Monday night on KELOLAND News.
 


11:20 a.m. 

Sioux Falls police will be conducting an internal review after a K-9 officer was used to help with an aggravated assault arrest on Friday. 

Sioux Falls Public Information Officer Sam Clemens said 27-year-old Dylan Ites is facing assault charges along with fleeing from police and resisting arrest. The department’s internal review will determine if “appropriate force” was used in apprehending Ites, who Clemens said was not following officer’s commands. 

On Friday afternoon, officers were called to a home on West Stoney Creek Street, where a woman reported she had been choked. Clemens said the victim did not go to the hospital for her injuries but did become unconscious. 

When police arrived on scene, Ites had already taken off. Officers spotted him near 26th Street and Ellis Road and started to chase him using a K-9. They found him hiding in a window well near Purdue Avenue and Regan Street.  

Police said they released the K-9 on the suspect because of the seriousness of the crimes.  

KELOLAND News will continue to have updates on this story throughout the day online and on-air. 


10:25 a.m. 

We expect to learn new details in an assault arrest made with the help of a Sioux Falls Police K-9.

Officers were called to a home on West Stoney Creek Street Friday afternoon, where a woman reported she had been choked. 911 dispatchers heard screaming before the call ended.

When police arrived on scene, the 27-year-old suspect had already taken off.  Officers spotted him near 26th Street and Ellis Road and started to chase him using a K-9. They found him hiding in a window well near Purdue Avenue and Regan Street.  

Police said they released the K-9 on the suspect because of the seriousness of the crimes.  

He was treated for his injuries and then taken to jail. He’s charged with felony aggravated assault domestic, resisting arrest, interference with 911 and fleeing police.
 

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