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Williamsburg fugitive sniffed out by K9 officer

Williamsburg fugitive sniffed out by K9 officer

November 14th, 2017 in Local News

A Williamsburg man wanted on several felony warrants was arrested Sunday, according to Lt. Curtis Hall of the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

Hall said a deputy patrolling County Road 135 outside Williamsburg at about 3 p.m. recognized Scott Allen, 53, as the driver of a motor vehicle and pursued him.

Allen abandoned his vehicle and fled into the woods on foot, Hall said. The deputy followed Allen into the woods and called for the Callaway County Sheriff Office's K9 unit. K9 Officer Iro, his handler, additional deputies and Missouri Highway Patrol troopers responded.

Iro and his handler tracked Allen for an hour, through woods and across creeks. The search ended in a field, where Scott was found hiding under fallen timber and taken into custody, Hall said.

Allen was taken to the Audrain County Jail, where he remains without bond. The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney is adding charges of felony resisting arrest and felony driving while revoked.

Allen has previously been convicted of stealing and driving while revoked, according Missouri Casenet.