By Shereen Siewert

A Shawano man accused of attacking police and a K-9 officer is due in court this week for a preliminary hearing.

Jesse J. Warrington, 30, faces charges of harassment of police and fire animals causing injury, resisting an officer and three counts of battery to a law enforcement officer related to the Oct. 4 incident.

Police say Warrington ripped out his IV and ran out the door of the emergency room at ThedaCare Medical Center in Shawano, one day after is arrest on charges of operating while impaired. The arrest came after Warrington allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel of his pickup and drove the vehicle into a ditch.

A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper located Warrington on Lincoln Street in Shawano and attempted to subdue him, but Warrington remained combative and pinned the trooper beneath him. Shawano County deputies came to the trooper’s aid, along with Shawano County K-9 Rekon.

Warrington allegedly placed both of his hands around the neck and shoulder area of the dog and squeezed his mouth, refusing to release Rekon until a deputy struck the suspect’s upper body multiple times, according to court records.

Later, Warrington allegedly told police he was “about to break the dog’s (expletive) jaw.”

The trooper and a Shawano Police officer were both taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. A Shawano County deputy was treated for cuts and bruises but was not hospitalized, authorities said.

Warrington remains jailed on a $25,000 cash bond. His preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 17.