K9 credited with apprehension of Columbus burglary suspect

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

UPDATE:

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

ORIGINAL STORY:

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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