Lake County Sheriff Canine Dax helped track down a man who battered a woman in Vernon Hills on Friday and was wanted on several warrants, police said.
The Vernon Hills Police Department responded around 2 a.m. Friday to the 300 block of Mallard Court in Vernon Hills for a domestic battery call.
The suspect, identified as Richard S. Moore, 37, had battered a woman and fled the scene on foot, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli.
Moore, of the 200 block of Broadway in McHenry, also had several outstanding arrest warrants out of DuPage, Boone and McHenry counties.
Lake County Sheriff Deputy John Forlenza and his canine partner Dax were called to the scene to help track the man.
Dax arrived and immediately began tracking for almost a mile where he located Moore, who was lying down behind a bush on the side of a residence.
“K9 Dax began aggressively barking at the man and Deputy Forlenza told the man if he didn’t come out, he would release K9 Dax,” the sheriff’s office said.
Moore surrendered and was taken into custody. He was turned over to the Vernon Hills Police Department.
Moore remains held in the Lake County jail on a $75,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on October 19.