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K9 Helps Arrest Wanted Suspect In Placer County

APPLEGATE (CBS13) — A man wanted on suspicion burglary in Nevada was caught and arrested with the help of a sheriff's office K9 in Placer County.

The arrest happened back on May 7. According to the Placer County Sheriff's Office, the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program reached out that day to alert them of a suspect they were looking for who was believed to be in the area.

On May 7th, our Special Operations Unit was contacted by the Northern Nevada Repeat Offender Program (ROP), which was searching for 36-year old Richard Davis of Sparks, NV. Davis was wanted for a felony residential burglary, and the task force believed he was staying in Placer County. Placer County Sheriff's Special Operations detectives began working with the task force and located him in Applegate. Davis was non-compliant when detectives contacted him, and K-9 Drago had to be deployed to detain him. Davis was arrested for the felony warrant out of Nevada, and booked into the Auburn Jail. Additional charges against Davis have been submitted to the Placer County District Attorney's Office, including possession of methamphetamine for sale, conspiracy and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Posted by Placer County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, May 16, 2020

Detectives were able to track the suspect, 36-year-old Sparks resident Richard Davis, to the Applegate area.

Law enforcement officers went to take Davis into custody, but noted he was not complying with orders. At some point, K9 Drago was deployed and Davis was arrested.

Davis has been booked into Auburn Jail for the felony warrant out of Nevada. He is also facing added drug, conspiracy and being a felon in possession of a firearm charges in Placer County.

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