A police dog wrestled with a man wanted by the FBI during an arrest Friday night in Salt Lake City.
The man, Joe "Jo Jo" Roybal, was spotted by the FBI's Violent Crime Task Force at an East Central City home, 1160 S. Windsor St. (850 East). FBI agents, Salt Lake police officers and Salt Lake County sheriff's deputies surrounded the house as Roybal hid in the attic about 7 p.m. Friday, Salt Lake Police Lt. Sandra Urry said.After trying to talk the man out of the attic, police sent in a Rottweiler named Atticus, Urry said. The dog and Roybal wrestled in the crawl space in the attic.
Atticus' handler, Sheriff's Sgt. Jim Winder, stepped into the fray in the attic, which caused the ceiling to collapse.
Officers on the floor below caught the dog and the two men.
Roybal was treated at University Hospital for a bite on his arm before he was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail, Urry said. The injury was not serious. Police credit the dog with dragging the man out.
Roybal, 23, was charged with several counts of robbery and aggravated robbery in five incidents in May. He had six outstanding warrants at the time of his arrest.