Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Paul Martin
Age: 42 Years Old
Hired: July 2003
Barry C. Sanders (Suspect)
Address: 5480 42nd Street North, Lot 6, St. Petersburg
Deputy Paul Martin & K9 Jager were awarded by the United States Police Canine Association with the Region 1 Catch of the Quarter for the 4th quarter of 2014.
They began their search at 5480 42nd Street North, St. Petersburg and located the suspect at 53rd Avenue North and Main Street north, St. Petersburg.
The incident occurred on November, 3, 2014 at approximately 10:01 PM.
Deputy Paul Martin & K9 Jager were awarded the Region 1 Catch of the Quarter for the 4th quarter of 2014 by the United States Police Canine Association. They were recognized for their actions in catching a homicide suspect.
On November 3, 2014 at approximately 9:30 PM detectives received a call that a homicide suspect they were searching for was seen back at his residence, 5480 42nd Street North, St. Petersburg. prior to their arrival the suspect, Barry Sanders, left the area. K-9 Jager and Dep. Martin arrived on scene. They had no starting point and no known direction the suspect may have went but started their search.
K-9 Jager located a scent and tracked for a half of a mile through back yards and over fences until they came to the dead end of Main Street. Jager indicated the track continued south over a fence into a business. They jumped the fence and apprehended the suspect behind a large work truck. Sanders was taken into custody and charged with First Degree Murder, see original release#14-288 for additional details.
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