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Deputy expected to make full recovery after injury

A deputy who was bitten accidentally by a K-9 while searching for a suspect on August 1 has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Nicholas Bowyer was bitten by a Starke County Sheriff’s Department K-9 who was assisting with tracking 43-year-old James Hurt.

Deputy Bowyer sustained injuries to his upper arm which required multiple surgeries, according to the sheriff’s office.

Hurt was eventually captured and has been charged with resisting law enforcement and operating a motor vehicle with an obliterated vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

Hurt is facing additional charges related to a search warrant executed at his home in Starke County.

The Starke County Prosecutor’s Office have requested charges of dealing methamphetamine by manufacturing, obliterating markings on a handgun, possession of methamphetamine, resisting law enforcement, and possession of paraphernalia.

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