Man tased after allegedly siccing dogs on deputies

Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy(WWNY)
Updated: Apr. 20, 2021 at 2:37 PM EDT
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WEST CARTHAGE, N.Y. (WWNY) - A West Carthage man was tased after he allegedly sicced his two pit bulls on Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies when they tried to arrest him.

It all started on April 15 when deputies responded to a 87 Bridge Street home. They said 36-year-old Sean Murphy was in violation of an order of protection that limits how long he can be at that address.

Murphy allegedly pulled his arm away and kicked at deputies while they were trying to arrest him. Officials said he then let his dogs out of the home and commanded them to attack the officers during the April 15 arrest.

Officials said one deputy drew his firearm, but was able to verbally command the dogs to stop. The dogs were safely recovered, officials said.

According to officials, Murphy went inside the house and locked the door, prompting deputies to force their way inside.

Murphy was allegedly holding a fork in an aggressive manner, which led to him being tased.

He was taken into custody and sent to Samaritan Medical Center. Officials said he sustained minor puncture marks from the taser probes.

Murphy was charged with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, and second-degree criminal contempt.

He was arraigned in Watertown City Court and released to appear in Champion Town Court at a later date.

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