An Augusta County Sheriff’s Office K-9 deputy played a key role in the apprehension of a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary on Balsley Road Friday night.

At 9:52 p.m., Augusta County deputies responded to a house alarm in the 1700 block of Balsley Road, a press release states.

When deputies arrived on the scene, a subject fled on foot into a wooded area.

Police say they discovered two suspects gained entry to the home through a window.  

The deputy on the scene requested assistance from a sheriff's office K-9 deputy.

K-9 deputy Arko was deployed, the press release states, and tracked Dallas Wayne Warren to a nearby home.

Warren fled again on foot, but was taken into custody by deputies.

As the investigation continued, police say deputies later arrested Dallas Warren’s 48-year-old father, Brian Allen Warren.

Dallas Wayne Warren, 21, of Staunton is charged with breaking and entering and fleeing from law enforcement. Brian Allen Warren of Staunton is charged with breaking and entering.

“I am proud of the teamwork displayed in this apprehension between patrol deputies and our K-9 unit,” said Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith in the press release. “K-9 Arko was able to track the suspect for approximately a mile, where he surrendered and was taken into custody by perimeter deputies.”

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