Man Facing Drug Charges, Nursing Dog Bites

A man who Shreveport police say ran from officers during a traffic stop is facing charges and nursing dog bites.

Police say James Jewell, 32, was a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation near Hollywood Avenue and Portland Street around 1:30 a. m. Friday.

According to police department spokesman Randy Patrick, the officer noticed a small amount of crack cocaine in the car.  Jewell then took off running, causing police to send their canine officers after him, Patrick said.

"He was bitten one time, it looked like in the upper bicep area," Patrick said.  "There's a couple of other scratch marks, possible bite marks, in the forearm and wrist area."

Paramedics examined Jewell and put bandages on his wounds.  Police then arrested him and took him to Shreveport City Jail.

Patrick said they used fingerprints to identify Jewell because he refused to tell officers his name.  The charges against him include possession of a controlled substance, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.