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K9 Team Locates Suspect Following Foot Pursuit

Sydney Messick
Sydney Messick

New Castle –  New Castle County Police said that at approximately 5:15p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to the unit block of Holland Circle in reference to a domestic incident. Responding officers recognized the address and knew the resident, Sydney Messick, was wanted for active warrants, according to authorities. Prior to arrival, officers verified that the warrants, which were unrelated to this incident, were active.

Upon arrival, officers observed Sydney Messick outside and spoke with him. Officers confronted Sydney Messick about his wanted status, at which time he denied his identity and provided police with a fictitious name, police said.

Knowing Messick’s true identity, officers attempted to place him under arrest at which time a physical altercation ensued and Sydney Messick fled on foot, according to police. Officers pursued on foot and requested backup.

K9 Ace and his handler, Officer First Class Corey Tanyer, responded to the scene and assisted in tracking Sydney Messick. County police said that K9 Ace was able to successfully track and locate Messick, who was found hiding under nearby bushes.

Police said that Messick surrendered and that no officers were injured in this incident.

Messick was charged with felony resisting arrest, criminal impersonation and was processed on his outstanding warrants. He was committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $2,500 secured bail.

Image Credits: New Castle County Police

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