Dog helps track suspect on the runLast Friday, deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a suspect they had been searching for since July 24.
Last Friday, deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a suspect they had been searching for since July 24.
Douglas County K-9 “Bosco” tracked the suspect, Wade Joe Rud, 28, of Alexandria, through a field near County Road 14 north of Alexandria, where Rud was taken into custody.
In July, Rud, who was being held in the Douglas County Jail on a felony probation violation, was granted a leave by the Douglas County District Court to attend a family funeral. However, he failed to return to jail later that day.
Authorities have been searching for Rud since that time.
In the afternoon of October 17, law enforcement officers received a 911 call from a resident on Hidden Valley Road NW near Miltona stating there was an unwanted guest at the residence. Authorities soon learned that the unwanted guest was Rud.
A scuffle between Rud and the homeowner ensued, but Rud was able to get away and walked into a nearby wooded area.
Douglas County deputies set up a perimeter with assistance from the Minnesota State Patrol, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.
After Rud was tracked and found by K-9 Bosco, he was taken into custody without incident and is now back in the Douglas County Jail.