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Police K9 tracked out a wanted Indiana man hiding in a front-loading dryer and arrested him for assaulting a pregnant woman



Columbus, Indiana – A K9 officer discovered a suspect hiding inside a front-loading dryer on Wednesday, leading Central Indiana police to make the arrest of a Bartholomew County man wanted for assaulting a pregnant lady.

According to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, the incident started when deputies were sent to the 16200 block of East 265 North in Columbus at around 4 a.m. on Wednesday to serve Devon Burton with an arrest warrant.

According to the BCSO, Burton, a 29-year-old Columbus resident, had multiple arrest warrants for domestic violence on a pregnant woman, harm to a peace officer while resisting, and three other resisting offenses.

The BCSO reported that when deputies arrived at the house on E. 265 N., they spoke with the owner, who confirmed that Burton was definitely inside. Burton allegedly refused to leave the house after being contacted by authorities, according to the deputies.

According to the BCSO, Deputy Dylan Prather utilized his K9 partner Frizko to locate Burton when Burton allegedly refused to leave.

“Several verbal announcements warned about the use of Frizko however Burton still refused to exit the residence,” BCSO said in a news release Wednesday.

After that, according to the deputies, K9 Frizko started pursuing Burton into the house, where he eventually turned himself up without more incident. Burton was discovered by deputies hidden in an unexpected location, nevertheless.

“Burton was found to have been hiding in a front-loading dryer during the incident,” BCSO said.

According to the authorities, Burton was subsequently detained and brought to the Bartholomew County Jail. According to the BCSO, he was arrested and placed into jail on the several warrant offenses listed above. He is still being held without bond.

“This is a preliminary investigation,” BCSO concluded its release. “All persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.”


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