K9 catches NC armed robbery suspect hiding in the woods

GREENVILLE, N.C. – A K-9 officer tracked down a North Carolina armed robbery suspect and found him hiding in the woods, according to WNCT-TV.

Officials said K9 Patton and his handler, Greenville Police Officer Chad Bowen Patton, tracked down 17-year-old Kumetrius Friason after he allegedly robbed a gas station at gunpoint.

Friason allegedly robbed a Wilco-Hess in Greenville and was tracked down north of the gas station with the help of the dog. He was reportedly apprehended in a bush.

Police said they found a gun as evidence and recovered money that was stolen during the robbery.

The suspect has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, second degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a felon and possessing a weapon of mass destruction.

Read more: WNCT-TV

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