Police dog captures wanted North Vernon man in CSL

A wanted man had to be chased down twice by a Jennings County police dog before deputies could arrest him.

Deputies report that they tried to serve an arrest warrant on 32-year-old Thomas Burton, of North Vernon, at a home on Kensington Square Sunday evening. But deputies say Burton fled out the back of the home.

Deputies cordoned off the area and found him hiding nearby. Police say Burton failed to comply with their commands and ran away again. Sgt. Cody Low and his K9 partner, Axel, were waiting nearby and the dog subdued Burton.

As deputies attempted to take Burton into custody, he make it to his feet and tried to run away again. Axel grabbed Burton again and deputies were then able to make the arrest.

Burton was first taken to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital to be treated for injuries and then to the Jennings County Jail, where jail staff found he was carrying methamphetamine.

In addition to the outstanding warrant, Burton is now facing preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and possession of methamphetamine.