Moment Stolen Car Driver Is Taken Down By Police K9 Dog Jax

These images show a police K9 dog called Jax taking down the driver of a stolen vehicle in Florida.

The footage begins by showing the police tracking the vehicle in Marion County in the US state of Florida before the camera switches to the police dog handler and his trusty companion Jax.

Jax can be seen leading the way and searching for the suspect in a back garden before the suspect is located.

He tries to flee with Jax chasing after him and taking him down.

The police officer catches up with the dog and the suspect a few moments later and tells the suspect to “get off my dog!”

The 26-year-old suspect is then handcuffed and taken into custody.

Skylar Eugene Adkins, 26, poses in undated photo. He was arrested for stealing a pickup truck in the community of Summerfield, in Marion County, Florida State, USA, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. (Marion County Sheriff’s Office/Newsflash)

Newsflash obtained a statement from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office dated 14th February, saying: “On February 12, 2023, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received a report that a 2018 white Toyota Tundra had been stolen from Public Storage, located at 9275 S. Highway 441, in Ocala.

“Deputies responded to the area of Southeast 162nd Place Road, in Summerfield, based on information that the vehicle was nearby. While searching for the vehicle, Deputy Chad Haufler located a white Toyota Tundra on Southeast 49th Lane.

“As he confirmed that this was the stolen vehicle, the driver, Skylar Adkins, drove away at a high rate of speed.”

The statement also said: “Adkins fled from deputies for several miles until deputies lost sight of the stolen vehicle. A short while later, additional information was received that Adkins drove to the 15000 block of SE 93rd Court, where he was observed by Lieutenant Donnie Medlin. K9 Corporal Calvin Batts and his partner, K9 Jax, responded to assist with the search for Adkins.”

The police said that the suspect was apprehended by the K9 unit, of the statement saying: “While running from deputies, Adkins entered a home and asked the occupants to hide him from law enforcement.

Image shows officers arrest a man named Skylar Eugene Adkins, aged 26, in the community of Summerfield, in Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Flora, USA, undated photo. He reportedly stole a Toyota Tundra vehicle from a public storage on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. (Marion County Sheriff’s Office/Newsflash)

“The homeowners refused and demanded that he leave. After Adkins left the residence, K9 Corporal Batts located him in between two fences, at which time Adkins continued to flee on foot. K9 Jax was released and apprehended Adkins a short distance away. Adkins was then placed under arrest.

“Adkins was charged with Fleeing to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer, Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Grand Theft (of Property valued at USD 10,000 or more but less than USD 20,000), Burglary of a Conveyance, Driving with a Suspended License, Resisting an Officer without Violence, Trespassing in an Occupied Structure, and five (5) counts of Violation of Probation.

“Adkins also had active warrants for Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Burglary of a Conveyance, and Burglary of a Dwelling. He was transported to the Marion County Jail, where he remains held without bond.”

The case is ongoing.