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Parolee accused of hitting Wake deputy, punching dog after foot chase

Wake County sheriff’s Deputy C.B. Brannan’s K-9 partner Conan in front of Brannan’s patrol vehicle.
Wake County sheriff’s Deputy C.B. Brannan’s K-9 partner Conan in front of Brannan’s patrol vehicle. COURTESY OF WAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Wake sheriff’s deputies say a man on parole injured a fellow deputy and punched his K-9 partner Tuesday evening when they stopped the man on a road near Zebulon.

Dlonzo Siciliano Wilson, 21, for whom authorities have no permanent address, was near the intersection of Riley Hill and Jack Mitchell roads when Deputy C.B. Brannan answered a call about a suspicious person in that area.

According to arrest warrants, Wilson ran and fought Brannan when he and his K-9 partner, Conan, caught up.

Brannan got cuts and bruises on his right hand, deputies charged, and Wilson assaulted Conan “by punching him numerous times with a closed fist in head and body area.”

Conan was not hurt in the struggle, said Capt. James Stevens, a sheriff’s office spokesman.

Brannan was treated for the cuts on his hand and released, Stevens said.

Wilson was released on parole from state prison on May 16, but he had been declared an absconder for not following its conditions, records showed.

He was convicted in April 2013 of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in August 2012.

On Tuesday, deputies charged Wilson with assault inflicting injury on a law-enforcement officer, resisting arrest and assault on a law-enforcement agency animal.

Wilson was being held without bail Wednesday.

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