HOUSTON, Texas — A police K-9 dragged a hiding fugitive from a doghouse during a multi-agency manhunt on Friday morning.
At approximately 7:52 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020, Precinct 8 Harris County Constable's Office Investigator J Wingfield was working a tip regarding stolen property possibly at a residence in the 800 block of Halewood Drive in the Meadowgreen subdivision in the Clear Lake area of southeast Houston.
Winfield learned the resident, 31-year-old Keith Allen Golden II, was wanted on a parole violation and several open felony arrest warrants — with this information, he contacted the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force.
While observing the residence, Golden exited the residence and entered a white Dodge Ram pickup truck, which was later determined to be stolen.
According to the constable's office, Golden observed the investigator and fled, turned down a side street, and bailed out of the truck and fled on foot.
Additional Precinct 8 Constable's Office deputies and warrant deputies, along with a Harris County Sheriff's Office helicopter, the Houston Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, and the US Marshal Service, responded to the area, established a perimeter, and began canvassing and searching the area.
Precinct 8 Deputy T. Brinkley and his K-9 partner, Evo, were dispatched to the scene where the pickup truck was abandoned, gained a scent, and began tracking Golden's movements.
According to the constable's office, Evo began pulling Brinkley towards the backyard of a residence in the area of Ridgewell Drive and Pebbleshire Drive. There, Evo sniffed out Golden hiding in a doghouse and attempted to remove him.
Golden was taken into custody at approximately 9:09 a.m., was treated on scene for dog bites to his arm and leg, and turned over to the U.S. Marshal's Service.
In addition to his warrants and parole violation, Golden faces new felony charges of evading arrest in a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
"This was a great team effort and we are pleased that Mr. Golden is off the streets," stated a release from Constable Phil Sandlin. "We appreciate the cooperation from several grateful homeowners in the area as well."