Richland police dog takes bite out of crime

Suspect tried to run away from police. Police released Rico. Rico won.

Richland police dog takes bite out of crime
Rico (Source: Facebook)

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Early Tuesday afternoon, a vehicle avoided a safety checkpoint on West Harper Street in Richland. After a short pursuit from police, the suspects' black Mercury Milan ran off the road and into a deep ditch.

Once the driver of the vehicle attempted to run away from the scene on foot, Richland police dog, Rico, was released and tracked down the suspect.

29-year-old Gary Maurice Mayes of Pearl will be charged with felony fleeing and eluding and felony possession of controlled substance. Mayes will make his court appearance on December 5th.

Copyright 2018 WLBT. All rights reserved.