BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A 29-year-old Berkeley Springs man was charged recently after Town of Bath police officers caught him with the help of Butch, the department's K-9 officer.
Michael Waugh, of 363 Wilkes St., was charged with domestic violence/battery and fleeing from a police officer on Friday.
Bath Police Cpl. Craig Pearrell and Butch responded to a domestic violence dispute about 6 p.m. last Friday, Minton said.
According to the police report, Pearrell said a man would not come to the front door and then left the house through a back window and ran into the woods. Pearrell first yelled to the man to stop but received no response and then commanded Butch to pursue the escaping man.
Minton said Butch tracked the man to a vacant house at 436 Wilkes St., and Pearrell yelled three times for the man to come out, but received no response.
Pearrell entered the house with Butch on a lead and Waugh was apprehended, handcuffed and searched, Minton said, according to the report.