Dog Helps Police Find Suspect Who Shot At Two Deputies

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From zero to hero, the people of Randleman, North Carolina are praising Abby, a 4-year-old brown and white pit bull mix. Abby had been a rescue dog, before being adopted into the William’s family. She had been adopted from the Randolph County Animal Shelter.

Abby has been credited with helping find the gunman who is suspected of shooting two Randolph County police officers. The suspect, Jamey Lee Ashley, sent investigators on a 4-hour long manhunt. The hunt came to a close after neighbors stated Abby would not stop barking at an abandoned barn. Knowing a suspect was on the loose, neighbors called 911.

“She’s very friendly, very sweet, very laid back,” said Abby’s owner Michelle Williams.  “I’m so proud of her.”

The Randolph County sheriff’s office say it was Abby’s persistent barking that lead them straight to Ashley.

credit: Chad Tucker

2 thoughts on “Dog Helps Police Find Suspect Who Shot At Two Deputies”

  1. We here in Randolph County are very proud of Abby. And personally I am so thankful that she led the officers to the perp, as my son-in-law was one of the officers who found him!!!! Your heart just stops when you hear that there has been an officer shooting and of course the names can’t be released until all their family is notified….you pray the phone won’t ring, yet you hope somehow he will find a way to let you know he is OK. WAY TO GO ABBY!!!!! Treats on the way with heartfelt thanks!


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