DEDRICK DAKNELL JONES pleaded not guilty after stabbing K9 Officer Titan

Updated: May 18

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UPDATE: May 18, 2021


The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that on Monday, May 17, 35-year-old DEDRICK DAKNELL JONES was sentenced to one year in custody and two years of felony probations.


On April 13, 2021, JONES pleaded guilty to charges of animal cruelty and resisting arrest.


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On Tuesday, February 2, 35-year-old DEDRICK DAKNELL JONES pleaded not guilty to charges that include animal cruelty and resisting arrest.


JONES is accused of stabbing San Diego Police Department K9 Officer Titan.


The incident happened on January 25, when two SDPD officers responded to a radio call about a man trespassing at a local business in the 3300 block of Barnett Avenue, southwest of Interstate 5.


That man was JONES.


When the officers tried speaking to JONES, he refused to give his information and kept reaching for his bag.

At that point officers tried to handcuff him but instead of complying, JONES punched the officers and ran.


He then entered a military property, and for hours he stood on a shipping container waving a knife.


When JONES eventually got down and refused to put the knife down, Officer Morales released his K9 partner Officer Titan.


JONES stabbed K9 Officer Titan.


Officer Titan was rushed to an animal hospital for stab wounds to his side causing a laceration to his colon in 3 places.


Six to eight inches of Officer Titan’s colon had to be surgically removed and received more than 100 stiches.


JONES was arrested and booked into San Diego County Jail with bail set at $100,000.

His next court date is a February 18, readiness conference.


In an update posted by the San Diego Police Department on Friday, January 29, I learned that K9 Officer Titan left the hospital on that day.


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