Sheriff’s dog tracks fleeing suspect on Sand Mountain

"Without her, we may still be looking for this subject"

FLAT ROCK, Alabama (WDEF) – A Sheriff’s K-9 sniffed out a suspect on Sand Mountain on Monday.

DeKalb County deputies went to a home in Flat Rock on some outstanding warrants.

While they were talking to Audrey Denis Welden, Carlton Welden ran out of the back of the house an into the woods.

Officers from Ider, Henagar and the county went in pursuit.

But when they brought in K-9 Dolly, she tracked him to his hiding place in some brush.

The Sheriff says officers found meth and drug paraphernalia on him.

Carlton Welden faces drug, resisting arrest and theft charges.

Audrey Welden was also charged on all of those counts, plus the warrants for non-payment of child support.


Sheriff Welden said “The event on County Road 159 shows again the importance of working together and it’s safe to say our county is blesses with Departments working together from North to South and continuing to make a difference together.  This also shows the importance of our additional assets such as K-9 Dolly, without her we may still be looking for this subject, but now we know exactly where to find him.”

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