BPD: Patrolman and K-9 “Elvis” assaulted after chasing down man with history of violence and warrants… [AUDIO]

BPD: Patrolman and K-9 “Elvis” assaulted after chasing down man with history of violence and warrants… [AUDIO]

The following brief audio highlights a routine traffic stop which suddenly turned into a violent pursuit of a wanted man. HN was only able to recover the following audio highlights. As you will hear, officers, with the help of K-9 Elvis and his handler, Patrolman Jeff Jackson, were able to get their man.
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The following is the actual Barnstable Police press statement:


Routine car stop results in arrest of a fugitive and assault on Police K-9

On 01/17/2017, at approximately 8:30pm, Barnstable Police Patrolmen Spencer Jackson and Joseph Green observed a vehicle traveling on Old Colony Blvd., Hyannis, commit a minor traffic infraction.

GREEN activated the cruiser’s blue lights signaling the vehicle to stop. The vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of Old colony Blvd and Nantucket St. Up to this point all the events were consistent with a routine “every day traffic stop” for a minor traffic infraction.

That changed very quickly as the Officers approached the vehicle. The rear seat passenger, later identified Eric T. Roderick, appeared to be ducking down.

When confronted with his actions, RODERICK attempted to exit the vehicle and flee on foot. RODERICK had four (4) outstanding probation violation warrants.

JACKSON and GREEN struggled to arrest RODERICK. RODERICK continued to resist despite being tased.

Additional BPD Units responded to the motor vehicle stop. Among those responding was Barnstable Police K-9 Officer Jeff Jackson and his K-9 partner Elvis.

RODERICK was able to break free and attempted to run towards a densely wooded area off Old Colony Blvd. RODERICK ignored K-9 Officer Jeff Jacksons commands and warnings. “Elvis” was deployed to assist with the apprehension of RODERICK. RODERICK had run into the woods with “Elvis” and other Officers in pursuit.

RODERICK was stopped by “ELVIS” and a violent struggle ensued.

Both “Elvis” and K-9 Officer JACKSON were assaulted by RODERICK during the struggle. He was eventually secured with handcuffs, transported back to the Barnstable Police Department, and booked.

After being booked, RODERICK was transported to Cape Cod Hospital ER for a K-9 bite to his left foot. The injuries appeared to be minor. He was treated and released.

RODERICK was charged with the following:
Four (4) separate Probation violations warrants from Barnstable District Court from previous arrests.

1. A&B on a Police Officer
2. Malicious destruction property
3. Possession of Class B
4. Possession of Class C

RODERICK’s new charges are:
1. A&B on a Police K-9
2. A&B on a Police
3. Resisting arrest

RODERICK is very familiar to area Law Enforcement. He has a lengthy criminal history which includes convictions for crimes of violence and narcotic related offenses. He will be arraigned in Barnstable District Court on 01/18/2017.


[The above press statement and booking photo was furnished by Lt. John Murphy of the Barnstable Police Department. Call audio prepared and presented by HN.]



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9 responses to BPD: Patrolman and K-9 “Elvis” assaulted after chasing down man with history of violence and warrants… [AUDIO]

  1. Tim January 18th, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Good work BPD. The dude looks pretty worked over, love it. Stay safe out there.


  2. chaos January 18th, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Mind boggling. How do you get 4 violations including a+b on a cop and not go for a mandatory vacation? Not judging this guy in any way. My personal experience in Barnstable District Court has been much stricter. I was sentenced to a year in jail because I owed $600 to probation. That was the one and only violation in an 18 month period. Sick and twisted society we live in these days.


  3. Peanut January 18th, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Any word on Officer Jackson and K-9 Partner Elvis? Hope they are both ok.


  4. NAVSOG January 19th, 2017 at 12:06 am

    I pray YAHWEH watches over Officer Jackson and K9 partner Elvis and family!!!


  5. Anonymous January 19th, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Gee. Looks like he got worked over pretty good. Who did that to him? Who takes the blame? Please don’t say he smashed himself against a gloved hand or on the dirt. We all know that’s not true.


  6. Anti-Anonymous January 19th, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Hey “Anonymous”, when this nice fellow gets out of jail I might suggest you take him in and try to rehabilitate him. Maybe he can do yard work or something to pay for room and board. The bottom line is that bad guys who mess with cops sometimes get hurt…if this guy had simply complied with the police when the car was pulled over, none of this would have happened.


  7. Peanut January 19th, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Ah gee anonymous, he was resisting arrest and assaulting the officers. He alone should take the blame.


  8. Common sense January 22nd, 2017 at 9:32 am

    This guy has been doing this for decades. He’s an addict, stop letting him out and get him the help he needs. Jail won’t help. Long term treatment will, may if he wants it. If not the cycle continues at our expense. Judges need to smarten up here. And police need to start busting the drug houses these people visit – that’s step 1 in solving this epidemic. Nip it in the bud – and the drug spots are the bud!


  9. Jo January 25th, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    SAD thing is he prob make bail