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CORCORAN — A Kings County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was used to apprehend a Corcoran man who stole a vehicle and fled from police, officials said.

Around 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Corcoran Police officers said they were dispatched to the 900 block of Village Drive regarding a vehicle that was just stolen from the front yard. Police said it was reported that the vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on King Avenue.

Officials said responding officers located the vehicle on the side of state Route 43, south of Santa Fe Avenue. Police said 21-year-old Edwin Sandoval was seen driving the vehicle and fled from the car into the corn field west of state Route 43.

Officers said they were not able to locate Sandoval in the thick vegetation, but were later dispatched to the same area regarding a male subject exiting the field walking toward the city of Corcoran.

Police responded and located Sandoval in a nearby field and ordered him out, but said he again fled east into a pistachio field.

Officers maintained a perimeter and a Kings County Sheriff’s Office K-9 arrived to assist and officials said Sandoval was subsequently apprehended by the K-9.

Authorities said Sandoval was booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of unlawful taking or driving of a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, conspiracy to commit a crime and resisting arrest. He is being held on $85,000 bail.

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