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Armed robbery suspect arrested thanks to Indiana State Police K9 unit

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Picture of K9 who helped stop armed robbery suspect

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (April 25, 2016) – An armed robbery suspect was arrested Sunday morning thanks to an Indiana State Police K9 unit.

Shortly before 12:30 a.m., ISP radio put out a dispatch for Pendleton District Troopers to watch for a reported stolen red 1997 Ford Ranger pickup. The truck had allegedly just been used in an armed robbery attempt at the Muncie Food Mart on Madison Street in Muncie, and it was being driven by an armed male suspect.

Less than five minutes later, a Pendleton District K9 Trooper got spotted the truck on State Road 67 going into Daleville. The driver refused to stop and continued on into Madison County.

The 17-year-old driver eventually bailed in the Chesterfield area of County Road 500 East and State Road 32, and he was armed with a handgun.

The state trooper “deployed” his K-9 partner, who gave chase and quickly apprehended and disarmed the suspect. The juvenile suspect, who is from Indianapolis, was transported to IU Health’s Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie where he received treatment for dog bites to his arm and leg. After receiving treatment he was lodged in a juvenile detention center. The stolen pickup truck was returned to its owner.