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Police: Man who once killed a deputy charged with fighting officers, K-9

A Minnesota man who killed a deputy back in 1991 is back behind bars.

The Isanti County Sheriff’s Office says that on Wednesday night around 11:20 p.m., a deputy believed he located a suspect who had several outstanding felony warrants.

The suspect – identified as Scott Arlen Lange – was in a vehicle, and KSTP says he sped off when the deputy tried to pull him over.

After leading authorities on a 100 mph high-speed chase, the suspect reportedly ditched his vehicle and ran off into a cornfield.

So officials sent a K-9 after Lange.

When officers caught up with the dog, officials say Lange was grabbing the K-9 by the throat.

Authorities say they were able to free the dog; however, Lange continued to put up a fight.

With the K-9’s help, officers were able to handcuff the suspect. But even then, officials say Lange threatened the officers and even spit blood at one of them.

Before taking him to jail, deputies brought Lange to Cambridge Medical Center. Authorities say he had some bite wounds from the K-9.

The dog was also injured and ended up with a “deep scratch” near his eye.

Isanti County officials say Lange is facing several charges, including fleeing in a motor vehicle, drug possession, felony assault on a police officer, and harming a police dog. He also has multiple felony warrants from other agencies, officials note.

Back in 1991, Lange beat a Pine County Sheriff’s Office deputy to death with a flashlight following a traffic stop, the news release says.

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