An investigation into a domestic-violence related burglary and theft has led to felony charges against a man who last was chased down and attacked by a police dog after he ran from state police.
Nicholas C. Doell, 29, of Darien was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and felony first-degree criminal contempt of court.
The charges stem from an investigation into a complaint filed Sept. 2.
Doell has an extensive history of domestic violence and has felony charges pending against him from several incidents last year.
In November, Doell was wanted by Genesee County Sheriff’s Department for felony criminal contempt of court for repeated violations of an order of protection, aggravated family offense, burglary and criminal mischief.
A state trooper K-9 unit saw Doell walking on Attica Road. Doell immediately began to run once he saw the marked patrol car.
The trooper and K9 Rison gave chase, with Doell running down a driveway and into a gravel pit. Doell, who was given several commands to stop or else Rison would be released, refused to stop.
Rison quickly caught Doell, bit his leg and brought him to the ground, troopers said.
Doell was taken into custody without further incident, treated for the bite and turned over to Genesee County sheriff’s deputies.
Troopers at that time charged Doell with resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration and criminal impersonation for giving troopers a fake name.
Doell has been arrested more than a dozen times in the past 10 years, including for stealing all-terrain vehicles. He served a state prison term for violating probation on that conviction. The violation stemmed from a high-speed motorcycle chase where Doell had to be Tasered.