Man surrenders to police thanks to K-9.
GRANT TOWNSHIP – The Mason County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 37-year-old homeless man, Jerry Edson Weathers, Monday April 8 at 9:19 a.m. on US 31 near Forest Trail after he allegedly fled from deputies the previous night after crashing his vehicle.
Weathers crashed Sunday night shortly before 11 p.m. on Free Soil Road west of US 31. When deputies responded, he fled into the woods, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.
“A firefighter who responded to the crash the night before recognized
the person and reported him at the Forest Trail Service Center,” Cole said. “Mason County sheriff’s deputies arrived, one being K-9 Cash, and the subject reportedly fled back into the woods. Upon hearing the dog exit the patrol car, he came out of the woods with his hands up.
“Weathers reportedly spent the night sleeping in the woods,” Cole said.
“It is alleged he took a flashlight away from a citizen (Sunday night) who had heard the crash and came out of his house to assist.”
He has been arraigned in 79th District Court on charges of larceny from a person, failure to report an accident and fourth-offense habitual offender. Weathers remains lodged in the Mason County Jail on a $10,000 cash/surety bond.
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