Newest K-9 tracks down federal fugitive

Abby Cavenaugh Editor

January 2, 2014

In just her second week on the job, the newest K-9 in the Anson County Sheriff’s Office tracked down her first fugitive.

On Dec. 31, “Intra,” a female German Shepherd, with handler Sgt. Donald Jenks, were called to an area off Country Club Road to assist other deputies and U.S. Marshals attempting to arrest Randy Scott Prevatte, 42, on a federal probation violation warrant.

Prevatte had fled from the officers during an earlier attempt to arrest him so deputies called for a K-9 to assist, according to a press release from the Anson County Sheriff’s Office. “The K-9 tracked the suspect for several hours through woods, behind houses and across roads,” the release reads. “He was finally apprehended in a thick wooded area behind a home across from the entrance to Beaver Dam Estates.”

Sheriff Tommy Allen said that Intra’s first day of work was Dec. 22. “She is a multi-trained K-9, for locating illegal drugs, retrieving evidence, apprehension of fleeing suspects, officer protection, as well as tracking,” he said. “She performed great Tuesday.”

The sheriff added that he would like to thank the Wadesboro Police Department for their assistance in the incident.