K9 leads to arrest of wanted New Bedford man

By: Ross Perry

Email: Rtperry@abc6.com

Twitter: @RossPerryTV

TAUNTON, MASS (WLNE) – A New Bedford man who tried fleeing from police was brought to justice by a K9.

Nicholas Slavin, 30, was arrested Wednesday evening by Massachusetts State Police after being wanted by Norton Police on two warrants.

Officials say a witness saw Slavin near a Holiday Inn in the industrial park just before 11 p.m. getting into a grey sedan.

State Police responded to the call and located the vehicle. When they arrived Slavin, the passenger of the vehicle, took off on foot and ran into a nearby parking lot.

Trooper Christopher Thurlow warned Slavin he would release his K9 if he continued to flee. When Slavin continued to evade police, Trooper Thurlow sent K9 Devaney after him.

While trying to scale a fence, Slavin saw K9 Devaney advancing and yelled “I give up” while dropping to the ground.

Slavin was taken into custody and brought to Ash Street Jail where he is being held until his arraignment.

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