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The Spokane County Sheriff's Office arrested a 34-year-old assault suspect thanks to the help of their K9, Khan. 

Deputies were called to a home near the Upriver Dam early Wednesday morning for a domestic violence incident. The victim told deputies 34-year-old Casey Barker punched her and tried to strangle her. Deputies said her injuries were consistent with her statement and they attempted to contact Barker at his house, but he refused to open the door. After a search warrant was obtained, deputies said they gave Barker one more chance to come out before releasing K9 Khan. 

Barker did not come out, but also apparently didn't pick a very good hiding spot. Khan found Barker hiding under a blanket between couch cushions. Deputies say he continued to resist, but they eventually were able to get handcuffs on him. 

Despite seemingly having time to get rid of it before deputies entered his home, deputies say they found a bag of meth in Barker's pocket. 

Barker was booked into the Spokane County Jail for 2nd Degree Assault, Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth), Obstruction of Law Enforcement, and Resisting Arrest. 

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