Suspect Captured After Police K-9 Tracks Him Down
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Hillsborough police captured a wanted suspect Monday after a K-9 tracked him through rough terrain.
Police Senior Cpl. Scott Foster and K-9 Vader responded to a call at about 11:30 a.m. Monday about a wanted suspect fleeing the Sherwood Lane area on foot. Although the suspect had a significant head start, they were able to track him for approximately ¼ mile through woods and fields, on and off trails, before catching up to him near Daphine Drive and Terrell Road.
Norris Foushee, 56, of Hillsborough was taken into custody and served with warrants for breaking and entering and violating a court order. Foushee surrendered when Foster and Vader caught up to him and was taken into custody without incident. He is being held without bond in the Orange County Jail.
“Vader trains for this every single day,” Foster said. “Today, he had to do a track through the woods and tall grass, backtrack and make turns. Then he still located the suspect concealed in a field of tall grass. It just shows that how hard we train can pay off and there is one more bad guy off the street because of it.”
As is tradition, Vader was rewarded for an outstanding job with a soft-serve ice cream cone.