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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.

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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.