TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A K-9 officer played a key role in helping Trinity County Sheriff's Office deputies capture a man who escaped into the attic of his home and later fled after he jumped off the roof Wednesday.
According to a press release that appeared on the Trinity County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, Sheriff Woody Wallace, two deputies, and Mundra, the TCSO K-9 deputy, went to the Jungle Village subdivision off of FM 356 to execute a felony search warrant for Emmitt Asbury.
When the law enforcement officials knocked on his front door, Asbury allegedly hid in his attic. The sheriff and his deputies entered the home, and Mundra alerted on the attic.
At that point, Deputy Justin Sikes opened the attic door and announced that he was about to release the K-9 deputy into the attic, and Asbury allegedly attempted to exit the attic by tearing a hole in the ceiling on the far end of the house.
When the Sheriff's Office officials tried to grab Asbury, he reportedly ran through the attic, and his feet broke through the ceiling in several places. Then Asbury broke through the side of the house and was able to get onto the roof.
The press release stated that Asbury ran around on the roof for several minutes before he jumped to the ground and tried to flee on foot. He didn't get very far. After Sikes released Mundra, she gave chase and captured Asbury. Asbury was taken into custody without any further incident.
Asbury was wanted for violating the terms of his probation. He is currently on probation for burglary of a habitation, and he now faces a possible prison term of up to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison sentence.