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July 11, 2014

Dog tracks wanted man to house

NEW CASTLE — A canine officer’s keen nose led New Castle police to a man on the run.

The man afterward received stitches for his bite wound.

Police said Jalen Michael Bailey, 19, of 720 Blaine St. was one of two men reportedly prowling around a house in the 700 block of Young Street around 10 p.m. Monday.

Police said Bailey was wanted on a bench warrant for previous charges.

When Bailey heard a dispatcher inform police, via radio, that he was wanted, he ran west on Park Avenue, through a field and into woods near Mills Way, officers reported.

They said the police dog tracked Bailey to a house on Blaine Street. The dog grabbed Bailey’s right arm and held him until officers handcuffed him.

Police said suspected marijuana was found in the pocket of Bailey’s shorts.

He was taken to Jameson Hospital for treatment. Police said he received seven stitches and a tetanus shot.

Police filed new charges of flight to avoid apprehension, loitering and prowling at night and distribution of a small amount of marijuana.

He  was lodged in the Lawrence County jail in lieu of $1,000 bond.

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