Pineland Police dog barks sex assault suspect out of closet

James Bison mug shot courtesy of Sabine County Jail.
James Bison mug shot courtesy of Sabine County Jail.

PINELAND, TX (KTRE) - Pineland Police managed to arrest a man wanted in Jasper accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl by using a K-9 dog to scare him out Monday afternoon.

According to Pineland Police Officer Jeff Richardson, police received a tip that James Bison, 23, of Jasper, was at a residence in Pineland. Police knew there was a warrant for his arrest and went to the residence at 3 p.m. and in front of a bedroom they in which they suspected he was hiding.

Richardson said they were with their dog and warned him twice to come out but he did not. They then told him they would send the dog after him if he did not come out and he still did not reply. Richardson said he then had the dog start barking and Bison came out of a closet in the room with his hands up.

Jasper Police issued the warrant for his arrest following an April 29 report that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl, according to Jasper Police Capt. Curtis Frame.

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