According to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, canine Deputy Charlie, has added another two successful searches to his credit.
According to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Charlie helped to locate a missing juvenile on Sept. 21. According to the LCSO, a family called in to report their grand-daughter had been missing for three and a half hours. The child had left the home chasing after the family pet that had run away.
LCSO Deputy Capt. Lonnie Bowman, Charlie’s handler, arrived on scene and the department launched a search finding the child, safe.
The week prior Charlie help the LCSO locate a suspect allegedly involved in a high speed chase on I-95 on a stolen motorcycle Sept. 19. According to the report the motorcycle experienced a mechanical failure and the suspect dumped cycle and fled on foot.
Capt. Bowman and Charlie were called and they searched the marsh area east of I-95. The suspect was found within minutes of Charlie’s arrival.
In August Charlie was 3 for 3 in locating suspects, a person with cognitive conditions who wandered off and also sniffing out an illegal marijuana plant growth.
The LCSO purchased Charlie from Scent Evidence K9, with donations from the community. The Sheriff said Charlie has proven to be an incredible asset to the department.