COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. – The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office issued a community alert Monday morning, saying multiple units are searching for a missing K-9 in the woods along U.S. 90 East near the Sheriff’s Office Operations Center.
A post just before 8 a.m. on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page explained that the K-9 -- named Chaos -- had been deployed to track a man who ran into the woods after a pursuit.
The man has since been caught, but K-9 Chaos, who got off leash during the search, is still missing in the woods, deputies said.
Deputies said the remote area where they are searching is between Tyre Road and the college entrance between U.S. 90 and State Road 100.
K-9 Chaos is a German Shepherd wearing a marked sheriff’s harness.
Deputies ask that anyone who sees K-9 Chaos not approach but call dispatch immediately at 386-719-2005 and let them know the location.