Williams captured with dog’s assistance
K9 Bikkel of the High Point, North Carolina, Police Department caught the scent of Rashawn Williams when the dog exited the vehicle with his handler, Officer Terence Garrison.
Garrison identified a location on an overhead map of the area where the officers and their police dog went into the woods. Earlier in the day a roughly 12-member team had surrounded the apartment where Rashawn Williams was suspected to be hiding.
The apartment belonged to Williams’ sister, according to John Olson, High Point police officer and member of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Olson said he heard a member of his team radio that Williams had jumped out a back window of the apartment right next to his sister’s place.
Williams fled into the nearby woods and as officers surrounded the small wooded area a K9 unit was called, according to Olson.
Upon exiting the vehicle, Bikkel traveled 47 yards through the woods and found Williams within two minutes, Garrison said.
“My dog encountered him in a thicket,” Garrison said. “I couldn’t see him, all I could hear were the screams.”
Garrison said that Bikkel had bit Williams once in the face and again on his ankle.
When Garrison called for Williams to surrender, he did so.
Williams later said in a recorded phone call that “I wouldn’t have gave up, but that dog, he made me give up.”