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NCSO K-9 helped capture fugitive in drainage tube last month
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COVINGTON, Ga. – Zorro, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office K-9 assigned to its crime suppression unit, helped deputies track and capture a fugitive last month.

According to a press release from NCSO Investigator Jeff Alexander, CSU units went to a house on Helen Road Jan. 9 looking for 28-year-old Victor Casper who was wanted on multiple warrants. He had also been known to be armed and dangerous.

When deputies knocked on the door, Casper reportedly ran out of the back door in an attempt to evade arrest. Zorro, along with his handler and other deputies, tracked Casper through a tightly wooded area and through a creek before he was found hiding in a drainage tube.

According to the release, Casper was ordered out of the tube and taken into custody without further incident. He is currently being held in the Newton County Jail without bond on multiple charges including kidnapping, aggravated assault, burglary and probation violation.

According to the jail website, Casper has six previous arrests in Newton County.