Vermilion K9 leads officer through dense woods, tracks down felony suspect

Vermilion K9 runs down felony suspect
Updated: Sep. 3, 2018 at 7:31 PM EDT
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VERMILION, OH (WOIO) - Vermilion police Sergeant Scott Holmes has been with his partner, Miro, since 2012.

"They are our partners, our best friends. We are with them more than we are with our families. When we have a successful outcome, like yesterday, it makes it's all worthwhile," Holmes said.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers were trying to arrest a man who was wanted on felony warrants. The man drove into a soybean field, and took off running.

That's when they called in for Miro's help.

"We tracked about 200 yards into the wood, very dense vegetation. It was slow going," Holmes said.

It didn't take long until the special response team had one suspect in custody.

Then Miro tracked down the second, who was hiding in a pile of construction debris and cement blocks.

Miro did such a good job, he got the day off.

"Miro got them to the area, I'm proud of my boy," Holmes said.

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