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DUI suspect caught by K-9 after fleeing deputies in Marion County

DUI suspect caught by K-9 after fleeing deputies in Marion County (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

A 42-year-old DUI suspect was nabbed by a K-9 after trying to flee Marion County deputies Monday night.

A deputy tried to stop a vehicle on CR-42 for reckless driving and suspicion of DUI, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said. However, the driver, later identified as Robert Grant Combs, refused to stop and initiated a chase.

The pursuit continued north until stop sticks were successfully dropped at SE 80th Street and Highway 475, according to the sheriff's office. The vehicle continued north until another deputy disabled the vehicle with a PIT maneuver at South Highway 441 and SE 59th Street.

Combs then fled on foot before he was caught by K-9 “Tipster” and his deputy partner, according to the sheriff's office. Several long guns, heroin, meth, drug equipment and marijuana were found inside Combs' vehicle. There was also a female passenger in the vehicle who suffered minor injuries.

After being treated at the hospital for his injuries, Combs was arrested for the following charges:

  • DUI
  • Aggravated fleeing and eluding
  • Possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon
  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of meth
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Driving while license is suspended or revoked
  • Possession of drug equipment

Combs' driver's license has been suspended five times.


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