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Man Accused of Stabbing Mother, Shooting K9, Now Behind Bars on $200,000 Bond

The man who led Covington Police on a nearly 6-hour standoff Wednesday morning is now behind bars.

Daleon Rice, 34, was taken to the hospital after being captured just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. He had been shot in the foot and Covington Police Chief Spike Jones said that it was unclear whether Rice had been struck by an officer's shot or if he had shot himself.

He was booked in the Kenton County Detention Center at 3 p.m. Wednesday and will be arraigned Thursday morning.

Rice faces 13 charges: two attempted murder (domestic violence) counts, and once count each of first degree assault, first degree assault on a service animal, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, fleeing/evading police, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and four counts of being a fugitive from another state.

Police allege that Rice stabbed his mother in the head and punched her in the face on Sunday and when they attempted to arrest him, he brandished a handgun and opened fire. Covington Police K9 Ernie was struck twice. The dog was later taken to surgery and released to his home where he is expected to recover.

Rice's mother is also expected to recover.

Rice is being held on $200,000 bond.

Editor's note: A previous version of this article indicated that Rice also faced a murder charge as that was listed by the Kenton Co. Detention Center. Rice faces two attempted murder charges.

-Staff report

Photo: Daleon Rice (via Kenton Co. Detention Center)

Slideshow Images & Captions: 
K9 Ernie after surgery (via Kenton Co. Commonwealth's Attorney Office)
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