VANCOUVER, Wash. An auto theft suspect accused of stabbing a Clark County police K-9 to death last weekend was ordered to stay in jail without bail Monday.
The judge also admonished Keegan Graves not to glare at him in court.
But Keegan s attorneys told the judge that he needed glasses and wasn t intentionally glaring at him.
Graves, 31, of La Center, Wash., faces several charges, including auto theft and intentionally harming a police dog, as well as attempt to elude and assault for allegedly trying to ram a patrol car.
According to police, Keegan and a woman were in a stolen car when police began chasing them. Keegan eventually got out of the car and fled on foot, police said, and that s when the K-9 named Kane was released to catch him.
Kane caught up with Keegan and bit him and then Keegan stabbed the dog to death, according to investigators.
Kane was scheduled to retire next year after six years with the Clark County Sheriff s Office.
Court documents showed that Graves was also facing past charges for identity theft and stolen property in another Clark County case.
(KGW reporter Erica Heartquist contributed to this article.)