K9 Apprehends Fleeing Suspect After Pursuit In Findlay

A man’s facing a variety of charges after allegedly leading police on vehicle and foot pursuits in Findlay.

The Findlay Police Department says an officer attempted to pull over Brendon Claypool, 30, of Arcadia, for a vehicle violation in the area of Carnahan Avenue and McConnell Street on Sunday night but he refused to stop.

The ensuing pursuit went down streets, through parking lots and alleys at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

Police say the half-mile pursuit came to an end when the driver exited his moving SUV and fled on foot.

Police say Claypool (below) reached into his waistband while fleeing and a police K9 was released to apprehend him.

The K9 made a successful apprehension of Claypool, who police say had three active warrants through Findlay Municipal Court.

He was also arrested for failing to comply with an order of a police officer and possession of drug abuse instruments.

A drug possession charge is pending lab results.

Claypool was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the K9 apprehension and then was booked at the Hancock County Jail.