A New Braunfels man who allegedly threatened his girlfriend and took her car was captured Monday by a police dog after he crashed the vehicle during a chase and tried to evade police on foot.
New Braunfels Police Department officers were called to the 200 block of Dogwood Drive, New Braunfels, around 3:30 a.m. Monday and discovered 42-year-old Michael Wayne Redford attempting to leave the scene in a blue Pontiac Grand Prix. A chase ensued.
Officers located Redford near Randolph Airforce Base in Schertz. He drove the car through a residential yard and into a privacy fence. The car became stuck on a 4X4 fence post.
Redford exited the vehicle with a knife in his hand and fled on foot. Officers fired on him using less-lethal beanbag rounds, which proved ineffective.
NBPD K-9 apprehended the man a short distance away.
Redford was taken into custody without further incident and driven to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels for medical treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
He was booked into Comal County Jail and charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine (penalty group 1, 1g-4g).
Two additional warrants were served on Redford out of Hays County. One is for failure to appear on an unlawful restraint charge and the other is for failure to appear on an assault family violence-repeat offender charge.
Redfield is still in jail.
The incident remains under investigation and additional charges may be pending.
This is the second time this week that a dog with NBPD’s K-9 unit made headlines.
On Saturday, an ‘open-air sniff’ of two cars by the department’s drug dog resulted in the arrests of three Fort Worth men who were hanging out in the Fischer Park parking lot, 1935 Hilltop Summit Rd.
A subsequent search yielded $26,000 in cash, 11 pounds of marijuana and guns.