Wednesday, 14 August 2019 04:28

Canine Officer Helps Track Down Suspect Wanted On Several Charges

Corey David Combs Corey David Combs Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

39-year-old Corey David Combs of Ponder Lane in Statesville was arrested last Friday (August 9) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two counts apiece of failure to appear on narcotics violations and failure to appear on charges of communicating threats. Combs is also charged with misdemeanor counts of breaking and entering and damage to property.

According to information released by the Sheriff's Office Tuesday (August 13), on Friday, an officer was attempting to serve failure to appear Warrants on Combs at his residence. As the officer was attempting to serve the warrants, Combs ran out the back door of his residence. Another officer arrived along with his canine partner “Bosco”.

They were able to immediately pick up Comb’s trail, and Bosco began actively tracking. Bosco led Deputy Clay and Deputy Robbins from Ponder Lane to Mitchell Trail Road, then to Bacon Road. Along the way concerned citizens asked the deputies if they were looking for a baldheaded man in red underwear, which was the description of Combs, and pointed in the direction Combs ran.

Bosco tracked Combs to a camper on Cowboy Trail. Combs had reportedly broken in to the camper in an attempt to hide. Officers could hear movement inside the camper and ordered Combs to come out of the camper, which he did without incident.

Bond for Combs was set at $20,000 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for August 20.

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