Man charged with injuring K9 arrested again after Stevens County car chase

Man charged with injuring K9 arrested again after Stevens County car chase

<p><p>Weeks after his release from the Spokane County Jail, a 39-year-old man was arrested again after a standoff with Colville police.</p></p><p><p>Brandon O. Keele was arrested on Dec. 24 in Colville after officers discovered he had a warrant out for his arrest during a traffic stop.</p></p><p><p>In November, Keele was arrested for attempting to flee the scene of a crash and injuring a police dog. Keele tried to gouge K-9 unit dog Haywire’s eyes during the chase, police said. The dog has since recovered from his injuries, <a href=”https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/nov/22/spokane-police-k-9-unit-injured-as-officers-arrest” target=”_blank”>according to police.</a> He was arrested and charged with numerous felonies after the incident.</p></p><p><p>Keele posted his $50,000 bond and was released from the Spokane County Jail on Dec. 13.</p></p><p><p>Less than two weeks later on Dec. 24, Keele was driving a white Volkswagen sedan in Colville when an officer noticed the car did not have any visible license plates, according to court documents.</p></p><p><p>Once pulled over, Keele allegedly lied to the officer about his name and said he left his wallet at a nearby store. The officer quickly recognized the name Keele had given as an alias and learned he had a warrant out for his arrest from Okanogan County, according to court documents. The officer confronted Keele, who confirmed his real name before attempting to take off down the dead-end street, according to court documents.</p></p><p><p>Keele got his car stuck in a snowbank and ended up in a standoff with police. When police approached the car, they heard a gunshot, according to court documents.</p></p><p><p>Eventually after negotiations, Keele threw a gun out of the window of the car and was taken into custody.</p></p><p><p>He faces charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, identity theft, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm.</p></p><p><p>Keele, who remained in the Stevens County Jail as of Monday, also faces charges from a Sept. 25 incident in Colville where he eluded police after abandoning his car.</p></p><p><p>Police discovered methamphetamine, heroin and pills containing fentanyl in his car, according to court documents.</p></p><p><p>He faces numerous charges, including possession with intent to deliver, identity theft, eluding police, resisting arrest, and unlawful possession of a firearm.</p></p>