A Florida man wanted for the murder of his girlfriend, was tracked down in a thickly wooded area by a K9 team.
In the early morning of July 7, 2022, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) responded to a call to assist the Houston County Sheriff’s Office with locating a homicide suspect, who had shot his girlfriend in the face.
Investigators say the assistance of the JCSO K-9 Tracking Unit was requested to locate the suspect, identified as Benjamin Adam Nowell.
Once on scene, a track was established in Houston County, and after tracking Nowell for nearly six miles, Henry County received a 9-1-1 call from a citizen stating that Nowell had approached their residence.
A track was then established at that residence, which continued approximately another mile, where Nowell was located attempting to conceal himself in a wooded area.
Benjamin Adam Nowell was taken into custody without incident and was extradited to Houston County, where charges are pending.
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“With the implementation of the K-9 Tracking Unit, we have been able to apprehend many dangerous individuals in and around Jackson County. Today showed that partnerships with other agencies are critical in providing superior public safety and a dangerous criminal was stopped in his tracks,” said Sheriff Edenfield.
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