A Missoula man was charged with robbery, possessing methamphetamine, and kicking a police dog, Sunka, in the head repeatedly while evading police officers Thursday, according to court documents.
Scott Allen Takesenemy, 30, was arrested Thursday night in connection with a Wednesday morning house robbery on the 1800 block of South Fifth Street West, Missoula Police Department Sgt. Travis Welsh said.
Prosecutors said Takesenemy is believed to have robbed the house with two women who were later involved in a police chase into Lake County, where they surrendered after a shootout with police.
Takesenemy was charged with robbery and criminal possession of dangerous drugs, both felonies, harming a police dog and obstructing a peace officer, misdemeanors.
According to court documents, the robbery took place around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when Takesenemy and two women entered a house on the 1800 block of South Fifth Street West with a bat and a knife. The resident was reportedly held at knifepoint and a variety of electronics, watches and other valuables were taken by the trio.
Police spoke with a neighbor who saw the trio escape in a black Ford Taurus with a pink rear seat. Officers later spotted the car in Missoula and chased the car into Lake County, which ended in a shootout near the Ninepipes area where the two women surrendered.
After receiving a tip, police found Takesenemy hiding under insulation in a garage attic on the 1300 block of Bulwer Street in Missoula, according to court documents. Because officers believed Takesenemy could be armed, a police dog, Sunka, was sent into the attic. Police said Takesenemy repeatedly kicked Sunka in the head in an effort to not get bitten.
Police found a baggie of methamphetamine in the attic after Takesenemy was arrested.
Takesenemy is being held at Missoula County jail, and bail is set at $100,000.
In January, a suspect kicked Sunka, a Belgian Malinois, repeatedly in the face during an arrest.