MCSO K9 Works Double Duty to Apprehend Wanted Suspect Following Chase

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and K9 units are working overtime it seems to keep the community safe, according to the department. In a post by the MCSO, on Thursday June 24th, a traffic stop in the area of N. 3rd Street & Turpin Drive resulted in a drug arrest. Police report the stop was initiated in reference to traffic violations on a vehicle that was occupied by three male subjects. The use of a canine in was requested in order to conduct a drug sniff.

Throughout the course of the traffic stop, one of the three male subjects fled on foot and was pursued by police. Officials continue that the visual of the male subject was lost on the railroad tracks near the 5th Street dead end.

When visual was lost of the male subject, K9 Bo was deployed for an area search. K9 Bo located and apprehended the male subject in the undergrowth alongside the railroad tracks. The male subject was taken into custody without further incident and identified as Joseph Chesnut of Berea. Chesnut reportedly had two outstanding felony parole violation arrest warrants.

K9 Bo was then deployed on the vehicle in reference to a drug sniff and gave a conditioned response to the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle yielded a black bag containing approximately 13 grams of suspected heroin.

Chesnut was arrested and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center. The Sheriff’s office also gave a shout out on social media to the Richmond Police Department who assisted in the arrest.