Columbia County Sheriff’s Office searching for K-9 missing in woods; suspect captured

Missing Columbia County K-9 (Provided by Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

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.

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A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.