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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Press Release
June 24, 2015
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Washington County News: NWFRC K-9 team apprehends suspect in vehicle theft

Published June 23, 2015

To view the story online, visit: http://www.chipleypaper.com/news/local/nwfrc-k-9-team-apprehends-suspect-in-vehicle-theft-1.493558.

VERNON - The Northwest Florida Reception Center K-9 Team made short work of locating a suspect wanted in connection with a vehicle theft Saturday, June 20.

K-9 team members Sgt. Derek Kirkland, Sgt. J. T. Mann, Ofc. Dylan Lee, Capt. Jonathan Barber and K-9s "Jack" and "Liza" arrived on scene and received information that the suspect, Jacob Isaac Martin, had been spotted approximately a half mile from the crime scene.

The team moved to Martin's last known location and was able to establish a track, apprehending Martin less than a mile away before turning him over to WCSO.

"Our local K-9 teams are a valuable asset to our law enforcement agencies," said Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock. "We are grateful for their assistance."

"K-9 programs statewide assist local law enforcement agencies with felon apprehension, locating missing persons and locating and providing aid to persons in distress," said Warden Maddox. "They are a very valued member of the facilities and the communities in which they serve."

  

  

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