Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards today (September 23, 2020) reported the arrest last Friday (September 18, 2020) of 43-year-old Troy Michael Fleming of Ponchatoula. Fleming was wanted by the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office on numerous outstanding felony warrants.
Deputies located Fleming hiding in the closet of a residence on Khonke Hill Rd. Fleming was given loud verbal commands to exit the closet, however, he refused to comply. As deputies attempted to detain the subject, he began to violently resist arrest. TPSO K9 Vhari was deployed to assist deputies due Fleming’s violent behavior.
During the encounter, Fleming placed both arms around K9 Vhari's neck and began choking the K9 deputy. After a brief struggle, Fleming was taken into custody.
Fleming remains behind bars on the charges of Attempted injuring or killing of a Police Animal, Resisting Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence (3 counts), Attempted disarming of a Police Officer, Battery on a Police Officer (3 counts), Outstanding Warrants, Probation Violation, and Fugitive From Another Jurisdiction.