Police dog takes down fugitive outside Lilac Mall; 2nd suspect escapes

Fosters Daily Democrat - 07-19

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ROCHESTER — A state police dog is being credited with chasing down a fugitive murder convict, who fled police into woods adjacent the Lilac Mall Thursday night. John R. Sweeney, 52, of Concord, was "incapacitated" by the police K9 named Gauge, bringing him to the ground so Troopers Matthew Locke and Haden Wilber could take him into custody, according to police. A female companion escaped.

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