• K-9 Jaxx leads Thurston County deputies to hit-and-run suspect

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. - A K-9 with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office helped deputies arrest a suspect in a series of hit-and-run collisions Friday night. 

    “In separate incidents, the suspect struck a building and multiple vehicles, causing injury to the victims,” an official with the Sheriff’s Office said. 

    Deputies located the suspect’s unoccupied vehicle nearby and called in a K-9 to help locate the suspect.  

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    “K-9 Jaxx tracked the suspect through a wooded area and located the suspect trying to hide in the brush,” the Sheriff’s Office said. Click here to read more about K-9 Jaxx. 

    The suspect was booked into jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence. 

    KIRO 7 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 


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