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APD: K-9 Aero helps capture wanted Oregon felon

Anderson Police Department's K-9, Aero, helped capture a felon wanted out of Oregon after a short foot pursuit Sunday afternoon.

According to police, at about 12:30 p.m., officers were conducting a foot patrol in the Anderson Meadows Apartment complex, located in the 2500 block of Highway 273, when they saw Joshua Michael Parker, 28, from Kingsbury, walking through the complex.

Officials said the officers knew Parker from prior contacts and they also knew he had a felony warrant out of Oregon for a parole violation.

Parker is on parole for a charge of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

When officers attempted to contact Parker, he ran away. Police said Parker jumped a fence twice in an attempt to get away from officers but when he jumped the second fence, he ran directly into the path of K-9 Aero.

Parker was told if he did not surrender, K-9 Aero would be deployed to capture him but Parker failed to follow the officers commands and again ran away.

K-9 Aero was deployed and captured Parker. He was then transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

Parker was booked into the Shasta County Jail for parole violation, resisting arrest, and possession of a controlled substance.

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