K9 credited with apprehension of Columbus burglary suspect

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Argo and James A. Carmer (Photos courtesy of the Columbus Police Department)


On Jan. 15, 2019, James Carmer was sentenced to eight years, six in Community Corrections and two years suspended to probation.


COLUMBUS, Ind. – A police K9 is being credited with the apprehension of a burglary suspect in Columbus.

The police department says officers were called to investigate the burglary in the 3000 block of Lamplight Dr. at about 4 a.m. Sunday.

When police arrived, they reportedly observed several items had been moved during the burglary and began checking the area of suspects.

A short time later, Officer Branch Schrader said his K9 partner, Argo, began tracking the mobile home nearby. Police say when Schrader looked under the mobile home, he saw 20-year-old James A. Carmer hiding. He reportedly matched the description of a suspect fleeing the scene.

Carmer was then transported to the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of burglary.

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