K9 Grim Locates Wanted Man For OSP

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

UMPQUA, Ore. - A Sutherlin man with a felony warrant who ran from Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers is in the Douglas County Jail after being tracked down by Sheriff's Office K9 Grim. 

At approximately 7:25 pm, the Sheriff's Office received information that the OSP Troopers were investigating a fish and game violation at Umpqua Landing Park, when a subject identified as 30 year-old Dillan Paul Prudhomme fled from them. Sheriff's Office K9 Grim responded to assist Troopers in locating Prudhomme. K9 Grim tracked the suspect and located him hiding in tall grass.

Prudhomme complied with commands and was taken into custody without incident. 

Prudhomme was arrested by the Oregon State Police on the warrant and lodged in the Douglas County Jail. 

K9 Grim, a 7 year-old German Shepherd, has been with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office since 2013. Grim was purchased by an anonymous donor in the community and the Sheriff’s K9 program is supported by the Friends of Umpqua Valley Police K9 Programs, a nonprofit organization.