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By Katie Teachout
Ritzville Adams County Journal 

Man fleeing from Franklin County taken down by K9 unit

"Garrett" captures suspect in Adams County


Last updated 6/16/2020 at 5:35pm

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Adams County Sheriff's Office K9 officer "Garrett" captured a pursuit suspect from Franklin County.

RITZVILLE - A motorcycle pursuit across three counties in the early morning hours of June 10 ended when Adams County Sheriff's Office K9 "Garrett" apprehending a motorcyclist.

The high-speed pursuit began in Franklin County, when motorcycle rider Benjamin Garfield eluded police at speeds of over 100 mph, police reports show. The pursuit crossed into Grant county, in the Royal Camp area, then into Adams County.

Garfield wrecked the motorcycle and attempted to flee on foot, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.

Enter Garrett, the Adams County Sheriff's Office K9 "officer."

The trained law enforcement dog located Garfield and, with a bite to the left arm, took the man down, records show.

Garfield was booked in the Adams County Jail on several charges, including a felony charge of eluding.

Author Bio

Katie Teachout, Editor

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Katie Teachout is the editor of the Ritzville Adams County Journal. She has more than a decade experience covering Eastern Washington, including the Upper Kittitas Valley, the Methow Valley and Okanogan and Ferry counties.


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