FAIRVIEW, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Williamson County Okay-9 is being credited for serving to discover a home violence suspect who broken a Fairview police automobile whereas escaping.
It occurred late Saturday evening in Fairview. That’s the place officers reply to a home name involving 35-year-old Terrance Kilpatrick of Jackson, Tenn.
When officers confirmed up, investigators stated, Kilpatrick fled the scene, smashing his automobile into the entrance finish of a Fairview police cruiser.
Quickly, Williamson County deputies had been on scene backing up Fairview officers.
That included Deputy Hayden Smith and Okay-9 Titus, who searched the suspect’s deserted automobile.
It was there that K9 Titus picked up the scent of Kilpatrick earlier than monitoring him by way of the woods.
The canine tugged his handler to a shed behind a resident’s house.
The scent was sturdy, and officers searched the cluttered construction however discovered nothing.
However the canine was persistent, frequently scratching on the picket construction indicating that the suspect was inside.
That’s when Deputy Smith instructed a re-evaluation.
“That canine has such nice odor. He’s like, ‘hey I’m doing my job, he’s in there. Now, you guys do yours,’” Chief Deputy Mark Elrod stated.
With the urging of Okay-9 Titus, officers rechecked the shed, and this time, the home violence suspect was positioned in a loft hiding behind some bins.
On the bodycam video, deputies may very well be heard ordering the suspect to give up peacefully.
“Present me your arms. Do you may have a gun on you?” deputies ordered.
Kilpatrick indicated he was not armed.
Because the Jackson man got here down from the almost eight-foot loft, he fell.
He will be heard yelling in ache.
In the meantime, the Okay-9 workforce, simply outdoors the shed had been celebrating a observe nicely performed.
“Thankfully, when the officers went within the first time, the suspect was hiding, and nothing unhealthy occurred to them,” Chief Deputy Elrod stated. “He’s a man hiding, making an attempt to maintain from going to jail. However it may’ve been a lot worse.”
Elrod indicated that no weapons had been discovered.
In accordance with the Williamson County Jail, Kilpatrick was charged with evading arrest, vandalism, aggravated assault and driving on a revoked license.
In accordance with the THP, Kilpatrick is charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to train due care, failure to keep up lane and driving on a suspended license.
His bond is $176,000.
Fairview police say the harm to the police automobile is minor.