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Man charged with stabbing Gas City K-9, robbery

Nicholas Haneline, 20, is held on charges of robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, intimidation, resisting law enforcement and striking a law enforcement animal.

GAS CITY, Ind. — The Gas City Police Department arrested a man after the stabbing of a police K-9 and a gas station robbery.

Nicholas Haneline, 20, is charged with striking a law enforcement animal, resisting law enforcement, armed robbery and intimidation. He's being held on a $60,000 bond.

Police were originally called for an armed robbery at the McClure gas station at 229 West Main St.

Police began searching the area after getting a description of the suspect. When they came across Haneline, police said he stabbed K-9 Kiro in the chest. Kiro was taken to a veterinarian for treatment and later released. Kiro is expected to make a full recovery.