Virginia sheriff’s place of work praises goat for support in chasing suspect

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You’ve goat to be kidding me…

A Virginia sheriff’s business office is thanking a goat for helping deputies through a foot pursuit with a fleeing suspect this thirty day period. 

The goat, named Gracie, assisted two deputies flush out a suspect they had been chasing on Feb. 13, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Business office.

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Gracie the goat helped Deputy David Parnell during a foot pursuit of a suspect in Henry County, Virginia, on Feb. 13.

Gracie the goat assisted Deputy David Parnell through a foot pursuit of a suspect in Henry County, Virginia, on Feb. 13.
(Henry County Sheriff’s Place of work)

“In some cases support arrives in all designs and sizes!!” the sheriff’s place of work wrote on Facebook.

Capt. Scott Barker reported Deputy David Parnell came throughout the suspect while investigating a domestic assault situation in the Fieldale place of Henry County, the Martinsville Bulletin claimed.

Immediately after telling the suspect he was beneath arrest, the suspect fled on foot, primary Parnell to chase him through a fence line and throughout a field, Barker explained. 

Through the chase, Barker said a goat from the home joined the deputy. 


When Parnell and the goat attained the future line of the fence in the field, the goat ongoing as a result of the fence in front of the deputy and chased the person into the woods.

As Parnell surveyed the situation, the goat and a deputy on the other aspect flushed the gentleman out of the woods, and he was taken into custody, Barker said, according to the Martinsville Bulletin.

Barker stated the goat was returned to its owner immediately after the incident was fixed. Authorities have yet to give the title of the suspect. 

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Fieldale is about 70 miles southeast of Blacksburg.

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