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Sex offender who removed GPS caught by K-9

2:37 PM, Jul 24, 2013   |    comments
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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A wanted registered sexual offender was apprehended on Tuesday afternoon with the help of a K-9.

Melbourne Police officers said they were called to assist members of Probation and Parole in looking for 26-year-old, Gabriel Guzman.

Authorities said they had originally gone to a home on Pheasant Court in an attempt to locate Guzman for removing his court ordered electronic monitoring device.

Guzman also had an active felony warrant for violation of probation in reference to a lewd and lascivious battery on a victim 12 to 16 years of age, according to a news report.

Investigators said Guzman ran out the back door when officers arrived at the home.

Officer Johnny Rodriguez and K-9 Raven responded to assist in the search.

Police said Raven followed Guzman's scent throughout neighborhood streets until he showed strong interest in an area near some bushes on Partridge Court.

Guzman then emerged from the brush and grabbed Raven around the neck and head, lifting the dog off of the ground, officials said.

Officers said Rodriguez grabbed Guzman by the arm, while Guzman continued to fight with Raven, grabbing him by the throat and ignoring the officer's commands.

After being bit three times during the struggle, Guzman was finally taken into custody, the release said.

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