A police dog took down a Vancleave man who was running through woods, allegedly to avoid arrest on felony warrants.
Joseph Wayne Brewer, 39, was arrested about 11 p.m. Wednesday after a deputy and a Gautier police officer and his K-9, Caesar, chased after him through woods behind his home, Sheriff Mike Ezell said.
Brewer struggled with them briefly, and after they put him in a patrol car authorities found he had 7 grams of crystal meth, Ezell said.
Brewer was arrested on felony charges of eluding, receiving stolen property and possession of meth; and misdemeanor charges of contempt of court and resisting arrest.
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He was held at the Jackson County jail with no bond on the eluding charge, the jail docket shows. His bonds on the other felonies were set Thursday at a total of $11,000. His misdemeanor bonds total $1,785.25.