Busy Thursday Night for K9 Grim

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

K9 Grim assisted deputies twice in one night with the apprehension of two suspects. 

Shortly before 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 26, 2019, deputies received a tip that 23 year-old Christopher Binder of Glide had been spotted in the 200-block of Brown Street in Glide and had multiple active warrants for his arrest. Deputies and Oregon State Police Troopers arrived on scene along with K9 Grim. Grim began to track Binder from where he was last seen and eventually located him along the riverbank. Binder surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident. 

Binder was transported to the Douglas County Jail where he was lodged on the multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants. 

Around 8:30 pm that same evening, deputies were called to a residence in the 8000-block of Highway 42 in Tenmile for a report of a male hiding in a residence who was violating a restraining order. K9 Grim located the individual hiding under a bed in the home. The suspect, 42 year-old Kenny Allen Edwards of Tenmile, came out from under the bed after being located, but then began resisting deputies attempts to arrest him. K9 Grim was deployed and assisted deputies in taking him into custody, despite Edwards attempt to harm the dog. Grim did not sustain any injuries. 

Edwards was transported to the Douglas County Jail where he was lodged on the following charges: 
  • Restraining Order Violation
  • Interfering with Police
  • Interfering with a Law Enforcement Animal
  • Resisting Arrest
K9 Grim, a 7 year-old German Shepherd, has been with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office since 2013. Grim was purchased by an anonymous donor in the community. The Sheriff’s K9 program is supported financially by the Friends of Umpqua Valley Police K9 Programs, a nonprofit organization which holds fundraisers and receives donations from the community. Bailey's Veterinary Clinic provides medical care for K9 Grim while Coastal Farm and Home Supply provides Grim's food. 

A second patrol dog, K9 Zoro, was recently obtained to supplement the Sheriff's K9 program. K9 Zoro and his handler will begin training in mid-October to become a certified patrol team. Zoro, a German Shepherd, will be two years old in January.