On April 15, 2023 at approximately 1130 hours, Lincoln County Sheriff Office Deputies responded to the area of SE 14th St in Lincoln City, OR to assist the Lincoln City Police Department in locating a fleeing felony suspect also known to have an existing arrest warrant. The suspect, 31-year-old Shawn Harris of Lincoln City, OR, also fled from Law Enforcement earlier in the week.
Deputy Zachary Akin and his partner, K9 Deputy Ghost, tracked Harris for over an hour through commercial and residential areas down into densely vegetated terrain near the outskirts of Devils Lake. K9 Deputy Ghost located Harris burrowed deep into the marshland south of Devils Lake. Law Enforcement ordered Harris to surrender and he again attempted to flee farther into the marsh. K9 Deputy Ghost was released off leash and Harris then decided to surrender to Law Enforcement. Deputy Akin recalled K9 Deputy Ghost without the use of physical force. Harris complied with Law Enforcement and was taken into custody without further incident.