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Officers successfully capture suspect after foot chase

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to a disturbance on Doss Lane around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 10.

Upon their arrival, the suspect, Wilton Doss, age 39 of Mount Vernon, left the scene on foot into a nearby pasture. The officers were able to catch Mr. Doss, and he was arrested for evading arrest detention with a $3,000 bond. He was also charged with two counts of assault causing bodily injury. Each had a $5,000 bond. For a listing of other incidents handled by local law enforcement last week, see the July 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.