(KCEN) --A 23-year-old Bartlett man is facing several charges including attempted burglary of a habitation, drug possession and resisting arrest after Temple Police used a K9 unit to help detain him on September 21.
Around 1:20 a.m. Temple Police went to the 800 block of John Paul Jones Drive for a call of a burglary in progress. The caller said a white male broke a window but left the scene before police arrived.
Officers noticed a vehicle leaving the area at a high speed so they stopped the vehicle at Chambers Drive and Bellmont Drive.
Twenty-three-year-old Ruben Vasek of Bartlett was driving the vehicle.
The officer recognized Vasek from a previous arrest and conviction for a burglary so he asked him to get out of the vehicle and attempted to detain him as a suspect. Vasek was told not to run because the officer had a K9 that would catch him. The suspect still fled.
Vasek was caught by the K9 within a block and tried to fight the K9 before being handcuffed by the officer.
EMS was called to the scene to treat Vasek's minor cuts from fighting with the K9.
Officers gathered evidence to prove that Vasek was the suspect in the attempted burglary. The suspect also had marijuana and other drugs in his possession at the time of his arrest.
He was treated at Scott & White and released after a short time. Vasek was then taken to the Bell County Jail and charged with attempted burglary of a habitation, dangerous drug possession, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, evading arrest and driving with an invalid license.