Man wanted for assault is found by police dog in Lemon Grove

LEMON GROVE (CNS) – A 28-year-old man wanted for assault with a deadly weapon tried to escape deputies on a bicycle in Lemon Grove, but was later arrested with the help of a sheriff’s dog, a sergeant said Saturday.

Sheriff’s deputies searching for Julius Weatherspoon spotted him inside a barber shop on Broadway near Grove Street shortly before 9 p.m. Friday, sheriff’s Sgt. Matt Cook said.

However, the suspect ran out the back door and rode off on a bicycle as deputies were closing in, Cook said. The bike was found on nearby Pacific Street near Olive Street and deputies then focused their search efforts in that area.

Cook said sheriff’s dog sniffed out Weatherspoon, who was hiding in a small storage shed in front of the Pacific Plaza apartments at 7645 Pacific Ave., and he was arrested.

Weatherspoon was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and other charges, according to online jail records.

The sheriff’s department did not immediately disclose information on the alleged assault.

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