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PD: Burglary suspect tried to run down deputy

Posted: 12:03 PM, Apr 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-21 18:35:18-04

WALTON, Ky. – A suspected burglar tried to run down a Boone County deputy before he and his accomplice were caught by a K-9 unit, the sheriff's office says.

Two Cincinnati men,  Anthony Wilhite, 29,  and Dominic Jackson, 23, broke into an apartment on Maiden Court about 1:50 a.m. Thursday,  according to the sheriff's office.

The resident told dispatchers he had been awakened by knocking on his door and someone was breaking into the sliding glass door on his second-floor balcony.

As the first deputy on the scene approached Jackson climbing down the balcony, Wilhite gunned a silver SUV  toward the deputy.  Jackson and Wilhite got away but not for long.  Additional  deputies set up a perimeter, Florence  Officer Josh Dalton and his partner, Det, began a search.  They located the SUV in the backyard of a house on Foxhunt Drive a couple of streets away.

Wilhite, was tracked and bitten by the canine, Jackson was tracked and quickly surrendered before being bitten.

Wilhite, of the 3,000 block of Aquadale Lane,  is charged with attempted burglary 2nd degree, possession of burglary tools, fleeing and evading 1st degree, wanton endangerment 1st degree, operating on a suspended license, and two counts of criminal mischief 3rd degree.

Jackson, of the 4000 block of Reading Road, is charged with attempted burglary 2nd degree, possession of burglary tools, fleeing and evading 1st degree, and criminal mischief 3rd degree.