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K9 Deputy tracks stabbing suspect to barn a mile from crime scene

K9 Link
Posted at 9:09 AM, Feb 18, 2020

TOWN OF WESTFIELD, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Chautauqua County Sheriff's K9 tracked down a stabbing suspect who police say was hiding in a barn about a mile from the crime scene.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to a stabbing on Felton Road in the Town of Westfield around 5:30 Tuesday morning. Police say a man there told them he was stabbed by a woman named Rachel Blanchard, and that she took off from the scene.

Sheriff's K9 Deputy Link was brought to the scene, and began to track Blanchard. The 37-year-old was found hiding in a barn off Prospect Station Road about a mile away.

Deputies charged Blanchard with Assault, Menacing and Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument. Police say she had an additional warrant for a Criminal Mischief charge.