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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • Man flees Ripley PD custody, nabbed by K-9

  • A man arrested for daytime burglary fled Ripley Police Department headquarters on foot Tuesday morning, but was later captured with the aid (and jaws) of Jackson County Sheriff's Department K-9 cop Jup.
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  • A man arrested for daytime burglary fled Ripley Police Department headquarters on foot Tuesday morning, but was later captured with the aid (and jaws) of Jackson County Sheriff's Department K-9 cop Jup. A neighbor called 9-1-1 Tuesday morning to report that a man had entered the residence of Lynn Starcher at 510 West Main Street in Ripley. Sgt. Rick Cain of the Ripley Police Department responded and found Jeremy Taylor, 28, of Ripley, hiding behind an upstairs bathroom door inside the residence. Cain arrested Taylor at around 10:05 a.m. and took him to Ripley Police headquarters for processing. Starcher arrived at the station and Sgt, Cain went outside to talk to her. That's when Taylor fled out the back door, running across to Charleston Drive. Several officers responded to assist Cain in the search for the suspect including deputy sheriffs and DNR officers. Sgt. Cain, Sheriff's Detective Ross Mellinger and his K-9 partner Jup located Taylor hiding at his 108 Hall Street home at around 11:30 a.m. Taylor again ran —this time to a car to escape, but wasn't able to get fully inside before Jup apprehended him by the leg. Taylor was charged with daytime burglary and fleeing by Sgt. Cain. He was taken to Jackson General Hospital for treatment of his leg injured in the apprehension by Jup, and then lodged in the South Central Regional Jail in lieu of $54,000. bond.

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