Merced County K9 catches wanted woman in Volta

June 30, 2013 

A 32-year-old woman with outstanding arrest warrants was apprehended Tuesday by a dog with the Merced County Sheriff's K9 division, the department reported.

The incident was reported at 2:30 p.m. at a residence in the 2400 block of Center Street in the Volta area. Sheriff's deputy Adam Deniz and his dog, Tyson, went to the home, looking for suspect Miranda Lee, according to deputy Delray Shelton, sheriff's spokesman.

Lee was wanted on charges related to illegal drugs, weapons, stolen property and violating probation, Shelton said.

The deputy attempted to arrest Lee, but she fled into the home, Shelton said, because she knew about the outstanding warrants and didn't want to go to jail. The deputy sent Tyson into the home, and the dog found Lee hiding in a closet, hunkered underneath some clothes.

The dog captured Lee, and she was taken into custody without further incident, Shelton said.

Lee was booked at the Merced County Jail on the outstanding warrants.

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