- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) - A police dog that went missing while tracking an escaped inmate has been found safe after a three-day search for the animal in west Georgia.

Authorities say the dog, Chico, was found around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in a wooded area of Troup County.

The LaGrange Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1uW2uNC) that Chico was dehydrated but in good health.

Chico went missing Monday afternoon, during a search for Lester Sullens of Stephens County. The LaGrange newspaper reports that Sullens told authorities he had tied the dog to a tree during the search. Sullens was later located and captured.

On Wednesday, the inmate was brought from a Columbus prison to the search area to show officials where Chico had been tied to the tree. The dog was found less than an hour later.

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Information from: LaGrange Daily News, https://www.lagrangenews.com

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