K-9 who nabbed Kirby Wallace helps capture 2 more fugitives


(Photo: WKRN)

DECATUR, Tenn. (WKRN) — The K-9 credited with helping take accused murder Kirby Wallace into custody last fall assisted authorities in capturing two more fugitives over the last few days.  

Rowdy helped in the search and arrest of suspected killer Curtis Watson over the weekend in West Tennessee. On Tuesday night, he aided in nabbing a wanted man in Decatur, identified as Billie Joe Cruse.  

It reportedly took Rowdy less than ten minutes to track Cruse, wanted on several charges including aggravated assault on an officer, reckless endangerment and burglary.

Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew said Rowdy, who is five years old, was rewarded for his efforts Tuesday night with chicken nuggets. When he helped capture Kirby Wallace, he received a steak.  

Rowdy has been with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office for four years. Sheriff Belew said he and his officer work well together and are a huge key to the department’s success.

Rowdy after helping capture Kirby Wallace in 2018. (Photo: WKRN)

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