Williamson County K-9 tracks down domestic violence suspect

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Nov 30, 2021

FAIRVIEW, Tenn. (WTVF) — Authorities are praising a Williamson County K-9 for helping find a domestic violence suspect hiding in a shed.

Late Saturday night, Fairview Police Department officers responded to a domestic call involving Terrance Darnell Kilpatrick.

Police said Kilpatrick fled the scene, smashing his car into the front end of a Fairview police cruiser. Fairview police said the damage to the police car was minor.

Terrance Darnell Kilpatrick

Williamson County deputies were called in to help Fairview officers, including Deputy Hayden Smith and K-9 Titus.

Titus tracked the suspect through the woods to a shed behind a resident's home.

Officers searched but couldn't find Kilpatrick, but Titus was persistent.

"It would've been difficult without Titus, and the use of K-9s, "said WCSO Chief Deputy Mark Elrod. "They have a great smell, and the dog said, 'I'm doing my job now you do yours, go find him.'"

After taking another look, officers found Kilpatrick hiding in a loft, behind some boxes.

Kilpatrick was then arrested and is now facing a handful of charges including DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license.