On Friday January 29, at approximately 11:15 a.m. Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress on Shenandoah Court. When deputies arrived they heard movement inside the residence and were attempting to surround the house when two males ran out of the back door toward the woods as an alert deputy gave chase. A NCSO K-9 tracking unit arrived on scene and picked up the scent of the two males. The Bloodhound tracked them directly through the woods an address on Pickens Road where deputies took them into custody without incident.
The suspects were arrested and identified as 18-year-old Christopher Todd Dunevent and 18-year-old Thomas Nicholas Grier, both of Covington. “The tracking canines are a very important part of our fight against burglars and thieves who steal from our community,” said Sheriff Ezell Brown. “The Bloodhounds and their handlers have been very successful in tracking and locating these offenders since he initiated the program last year and he is very proud of their hard work and dedication.”