KPD K-9 catches fleeing carjacking suspect

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A KPD K-9 apprehended a suspect fleeing from a stolen vehicle on Saturday evening.

Nash, K-9 partner of Officer D. Williams caught a suspect attempting to flee from a vehicle that was taken during an armed South Knoxville carjacking last week.

KPD responded to a call about a stolen vehicle recovery on Saturday, April 6 around 5:00 p.m. Officers arrived to Whedbee Drive near Sanderson Road when two suspects reportedly fled on foot.

The suspects were located at Carnation Drive after a perimeter search was launched by police.

According to KPD one suspect attempted to continue fleeing when K-9 Nash was released and bit the suspect taking him to the ground.

KPD reported that both suspects were charged with possession of Heroin for resale in a school zone. The suspect that continued to flee will be charged with evading arrest.

The identities of the suspects have not been released at this time due to an ongoing investigation of the initial carjacking. Possible carjacking charges are pending as the investigation continues.