K9 Rip credited with successful apprehension of pursuit suspect

Beltrami K9 Rip is credited with the successful apprehension of a pursuit suspect.

According to a release, earlier this month, Sheriff’s deputies observed a white GMC Yukon heading west on Trengove Road at a high rate of speed.

The suspect vehicle fled from the attempted traffic stop, traveling more than 20 miles at speeds in excess of 100 miles an hour.

The vehicle ultimately lost control on a gravel road in Clearwater County, with the vehicle crashing into the woods.

The driver of the vehicle then fled on foot through a heavily wooded, swampy area.

Deputies from Beltrami, Clearwater and Hubbard Counties established a perimeter and K9 Rip was deployed after multiple warnings.

Rip tracked the suspect for 300 yards through heavy brush and swamp, ultimately locating the 33-year-old male suspect under a small tree.

Dustin Anderson of Bagley was then taken to Sanford Health for treatment of injuries sustained during the K9 apprehension.

Anderson faces multiple felonies including fleeing in a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, as well as gross misdemeanor DWI.

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