Attempt to flee K-9 Chewbacca doesn’t work out well for suspect

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K-9 Chewbacca chased down a wanted felon in Moses Lake Tuesday morning, grabbing the suspect by the arm as he attempted to flee.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said Cpl. Nic Overland had spotted Ryan David Lee Hughes, 34, working under a pickup on Terminal Street in Moses Lake.

Hughes took off running and Chewbacca quickly pursued.

Hughes, who was wanted on three felony warrants, suffered injuries to his arm and is now lodged in the Grant County Jail, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said.

He also now faces charges of obstructing a law enforcement officer and suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.