Kings Co. Sheriff: Two deputies and sheriff's dog hurt during fight in Armona

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ARMONA, Calif. (FOX26 NEWS) - Two deputies and a sheriff's dog were hurt during a fight with an assault suspect in Armona, according to the Kings County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say 33-year-old Armando Perez is accused of assaulting a man who was found bleeding profusely from the head Saturday morning, in the 13800 block of Front Street.

Perez was located near the crime scene hiding in a backyard and when deputies tried to arrest him he ran away, according to sheriff's officials.

Deputies say they were able to take him down and that's when a fight broke out.

A sheriff's dog was released and began to bite Perez, he then grabbed and pulled the sheriff's dog off, according to deputies.

Deputies were able to arrest Perez and take him to Adventist Medical Center for minor injuries, deputies say.

As for the assault victim he was initially taken to Hanford Adventist Medical Centre, according to deputies.

However, after an initial examination doctors determine he needed to be air-lifted to CRMC.

Deputies say he is currently in critical condition and in a coma.

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