Four arrested in connection with chase, shooting of police dog


One had warrants in West Pelzer

Three men have been charged with attempted murder of two deputies and killing a police dog and a woman charged with filing a false report in connection with a chase and shooting incident resulting in the death of Anderson County’s K9 Hyco last week.

Shirlandria Shaqua Dixon, 23, of Seneca admitted to filing a false report stating she was forced at gunpoint to drive from a Dollar General in Seneca to the Dollar General on Townville. The report resulted in a chase on Hwy. 24 to near the Anderson County Regional Airport where the suspects fled the vehicle. The 7-year-old German shepherd was shot while searching for the suspects.

Sergio Montez Martin, 23, of Anderson, was arrested near SC Hwy. 24 and New Prospect Church Road shortly after the shooting last Wednesday afternoon .

According to reports, Martin also had two pending bench warrants in West Pelzer for possession of marijuana and interfering with a police officer.

David Fitzgerald Morris Jr., 22, was arrested during a traffic stop Thursday morning near the Watson Village shopping center.

Martavious Shamon Craig, 19 of Seneca turned himself in to Seneca police Thursday afternoon.

Martin, Morris and Craig are each charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of killing a police dog.

The attempted murder charges each carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. The killing of a police dog charge carries a maximum fine of $5000 and five years in prison.

A memorial service for Hyco is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Civic Center of Anderson.

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