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Lake County sheriff canine Dax catches fleeing suspect by biting him in buttocks in North Barrington

Lake County Sheriff K-9 Dax helped find Heriberto Chavez-Cervaantes, 24, of West Chicago, after the man fled from officers Sunday evening in North Barrington. | Provided Photo.

A suspect who fled from a stolen vehicle in North Barrington was arrested after Lake County Sheriff Canine Dax tracked him down and bit him in the buttocks Sunday evening.

Heriberto Chavez-Cervaantes, 24, of West Chicago, was charged with two counts of resisting a peace officer and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said a local police department issued an alert on a suspicious vehicle that had been driving through a residential subdivision at a slow speed.

Sheriff’s deputies located the suspect vehicle, driven by Chavez-Cervaantes, in the area of Route 59 and Golfview Drive in North Barrington.

Deputies determined the vehicle was stolen and Chavez-Cervaantes fled from the car into a wooded area around 11:15 p.m. Sunday.

Deputy John Forlenza and his canine partner Dax were called to the scene to assist in the search.

Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli said Dax located Chavez-Cervaantes but the man refused to surrender.

Dax bit Chavez-Cervaantes in the buttocks, Covelli said. Chavez-Cervaantes later admitted to hearing the warnings that a police canine would be released and ignoring them.

Chavez-Cervaantes was arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail where he was ordered held on a $50,000 bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court again on July 21.