Fred, a K-9 who helped to locate a missing 6-year-old girl, has made it safe.
According to a Rutherford County Sheriffs Office post on Monday, the bloodhound was credited with saving Kinzleigh Reeder from an abandoned shed near central Tennessee on Friday. It also led police to her father who is accused of abducting her.
Fred Tidwell, Fred's handler, shared his excitement about the moment that the dog found the girl missing. I took the chicken reward from my pocket. He took the chicken reward out of my pocket and ate it.
Kinzleigh was missing for over a month before Fred could locate her. Fred found her in a small, poorly ventilated outbuilding that smelled of ammonia. The search was assisted by DeKalb County Sheriff deputies.
Ray said that the windows had been boarded with steel and there was very little food or water. According to police, the couple had been using a 5-gallon bucket for a toilet.
According to the sheriff's office, Fred smelled Nicholas Reeder's item and traced the scent to an outbuilding just behind a house. Officers had to open the door because it was reinforced from within.
We gained entry to the building and found the suspect and child hiding behind blankets from a makeshift clothesline. Rutherford County Sheriff. According to the Facebook post, James Holloway stated that. Everyone was ready to stay on the scene until the little girl was safe and out of harm's way.
Kinzleigh's father was arrested by deputies on child abuse and neglect charges. According to WKRN and warrants for custodial interfere, he does not possess custodial Reeder. He had previously lost custody of Kinzleighs daughter.
According to WKRN, the 6-year-old is currently in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Childrens Services.
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Fred was also rewarded with extra pizza crusts and chicken.
Fred was also highly praised by Facebook users. Bravo, Fred! He got a nice steak as a reward, one commenter on the post by the sheriff's office. Amazing! Fred, you are a great guy! Another comment was made.
According to a Rutherford County Sheriffs Office post on Facebook, Fred found a 13-year-old missing runaway boy in March. According to the sheriff's office, this rescue was Fred's first since joining the department in 2020.
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