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Suspect Located In Attic By K9, Arrested For Felony Burglary

OAKHURST – A 24-year-old Oakhurst man remains behind bars this morning on felony burglary charges after a Madera County Sheriff’s K9 team found him hiding in the attic of a business in Oakhurst last Saturday.

On Oct. 6, at around 5:25 a.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service in the 49000 block of Golden Oak Loop regarding an activated alarm at a business.

Sergeant Larry Rich and Deputy Miguel Soto responded to the call along with Deputy Paul Chetwood, Deputy Jared Holladay, and Corporal Drew Kirchert with K9 partner Arco.

When they arrived at the scene, they established a perimeter around the property after observing activity at both the front and back doors.

Deputies gave commands for several minutes, but the subject refused to exit the building. Corporal Kirchert and K9 partner Arco entered and searched the premises along with Sergeant Dan Kerber, Deputy Ryan Videgan and Deputy Chetwood.

K9 Arco ultimately located a subject hiding in the attic. The suspect, later identified as Isaac Lewis, had buried himself underneath the insulation in an attempt to hide. Arco apprehended Lewis until he could be taken into custody.

Lewis, a 24-year-old Oakhurst resident, was transported and booked in at the Madera County Department of Corrections without incident on felony charges of commercial burglary, and misdemeanor charges of obstructing/ resisting a peace officer.

Lewis is being held on a $30,000 bond.

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