A man used his pit bull to keep from getting arrested late Wednesday evening according to Collier County Sheriff's Office reports. Deputies say they arrived at 1720 16th Street N.E. around 11:21 p.m. in response to a fight.
Deputies encountered Michael J. Kehl and Karen Marie Jenkins in a verbal argument.
During the investigation, Scott Joseph Kehl was identified as the third person involved in the fight.
The sheriff's office reports states they entered the home to find Scott in a dark room lying down.
Upon entering the room, deputies state a large pit bull chased after the deputies as he ran out of the room and closed the door.
Deputies asked Scott to exit the room and secure his dog but refused to, deputies say.
The sheriff's report says the deputy grabbed Scott as he approached the door.
The report states the dog aggressively snapped at the officer as he shut the door while Scott was removed from the room, resisting by holding onto the doorway and clinching his arms into his chest.
Deputies were forced to spray Scott with pepper spray to subdue him.
Scott is charged with Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest without Violence.
The deputies were not harmed.