Miller County Cpl. Wilson and K-9 Maugli responded to a call for assistance in Meta from the Osage County Sheriff's Office and were able to successfully track suspects wanted on outstanding warrants.

The Miller County Sheriff’s K-9 unit helped take two suspects into police custody on a mutual aid call to the Osage County Sunday. Miller County Cpl. Wilson and K-9 Maugli responded to a call for assistance in Meta from the Osage County Sheriff’s Office and were able to successfully track suspects wanted on outstanding warrants.

According to information released by the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, officers received information and were able to identify two individuals wanted on outstanding warrants at an address on Cherry Street in Meta. As Osage deputies arrived at the address, one male jumped out of a window and ran into a wooded area behind the residence and hid among the foliage while a female ran out of the house and into the woods nearby.

A request for assistance was answered by the Maries County Sheriff’s Office, the Cole County Sheriff’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the K-9 deputy from Miller County. 

After containing the two in a three-block area, the K-9 located the female almost immediately and the male walked out 20 minutes later and surrendered to deputies. The male suspect was barefoot and was only wearing shorts. He was scratched up and complained his ankle was hurt after walking around in the thick woods. Deputies summoned EMS and the suspect was transported with the others to the Osage County Detention Center. Two other suspects wanted on outstanding warrants were arrested without incident. 

The names were withheld pending official charges.