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Canine deputy helps find Louisa fugitive who was hiding in a wall
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Date published: 8/3/2012
One of Louisa County's most-wanted fugitives was captured recently after a K-9 deputy sniffed him out from behind a wall.
According to a release from the Louisa County Sheriff's Office, authorities received a tip that 28-year-old Adam R. Martin was staying at a home on Louisa Road in Gordonsville. Adams was wanted for malicious wounding and unlawful bodily injury in Louisa and a felony probation violation in Albemarle County, authorities said.
Officers went to the home on July 24, and after a resident advised them that Martin said he wasn't coming out, they cleared all of the people and pets from the house.
According to the Sheriff's Office release, Louisa Deputy Jay Hensley and his dog, Diesel, went in to search. After Diesel alerted on a couch, Martin was found hiding in a hole about a foot in diameter in the wall behind the sofa.
Martin was pulled from the hole and taken into custody. He is being held in the Central Virginia Regional Jail without bond.
The Sheriff's Office release said Martin told the officers he had used a knife to cut a hole in the drywall, then climbed inside the wall and pulled the couch back in front of the hole.
Martin is just one of a few of those on Louisa's Most Wanted list who have been captured recently. Others include:
Gregory Tron Houchens, who was wanted for a felony direct indictment on two counts of cocaine distribution.
Richard Henry Cox Jr., 25, of Bumpass, who was wanted on felony contempt of court on an original charge of burglary, misdemeanor driving revoked and misdemeanor failure to appear on an original charge of destruction of property.
Dillon Patrick Kelly, 25, of Bumpass, who was wanted for assault of a family member and misdemeanor assault.
Gregory Allen Mullins Jr., 24, of Louisa for felony threats via writing and misdemeanor threats on a phone.
Jessica K. Tison, 40, of Mineral, for two counts of forgery, reckless driving by speed and giving false identity to a law enforcement officer. She was held on a $6,500 bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419