Roseburg Police K9 Helps Capture Fugitive

Roseburg Police Dept.

On April 25th, 2019 just after 0200 hours Officers with the Myrtle Creek Police Department attempted to apprehend a fugitive on Weaver Road.  The suspect, 24 year old Steven Largent, jumped out of the vehicle he was driving, ran down an embankment, and through brush.  A perimeter was established by Myrtle Creek PD and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, and K9 Nike with the Roseburg Police Department was called to assist.

K9 Nike tracked Largent along the railroad tracks and up a hill, where he was found hiding in some tall grass.  Largent refused to cooperate or come out, so K9 Nike was sent in and performed a biting capture of Largent, who was detained without further incident.  Largent was lodged at Douglas County Corrections.