Union County K-9 'Kamil' tracks fleeing fugitive wanted on felony charges

K-9 'Kamil' - Union County Sheriff's Office

Union County K-9 'Kamil' helped track down a fleeing fugitive who was wanted for several years on felony charges.

According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Sam Clark responded to Clarksville Campground Road Monday afternoon on March 9 to assist the Warrant Squad with service of an Order for Arrest on felony charges.

The suspect, Bennie Lee Heath Jr., 37, ran away from deputies into a wooded area. After a track of approximately 500 yards, 'Kamil' located Heath and he was taken into custody without incident.

Bennie Lee Heath Jr., 37. Union County Sheriff's Office, Monroe, NC

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Heath had reportedly been avoiding warrant service for several years. He's now being held at the Union County Jail.