K9 Helps Track & Locate Fugitive

At about 5pm  on March 8, a Gordon County deputy sheriff attempted to stop a motorcycle for a traffic violation on Brownlee Mountain Road.

The driver of the motorcycle fled from the deputy at a high rate of speed, leading the deputy and other responding personnel on a pursuit on a number roadways before temporarily evading the officers. A number of deputies, along with police from Calhoun and state troopers, saturated the area where he was last seen. A deputy observed the motorcycle in a driveway, and deployed a (Sheriff’s Office) tracking canine (K9). The canine immediately tracked and located the cyclist in a wooded area, who was subsequently identified as one William Richard McCullough, age 29, of Rome, Georgia.

He was arrested without incident. The following investigation revealed that McCullough was wanted on a parole violation, and was a fugitive from justice from Alabama. He was charged by deputies with a number of traffic-related offenses including (felony) Fleeing/Attempting to Elude Officers. He was lodged in the county jail. Sheriff Ralston thanked the Calhoun police officers and state troopers for their assistance and concerted efforts to enable this arrest.

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