Canine teams track burglary suspects four miles though the woods

Michael Allen Lawson(Left) , 23, and Caleb Christopher Sanders(Right), 19, were accused of burglarizing a home off High Lonesome Road Tuesday morning.(Walton County Sheriff's Office)

FREEPORT, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Walton County Sheriff's deputies say canine teams track two burglary suspects more than four miles through the woods on Tuesday.

Deputies say two suspects, Caleb Christopher Sanders, 19, and Michael Allen Lawson, 23, were accused of burglarizing a home off High Lonesome Road Tuesday morning.

The victim told deputies they saw the two men pulling into the post office parking lot in a red SUV. Deputies say the car was in the wood line near the Freeport Post Office when they arrived.

Deputies say they followed the suspects track from the vehicle and found a stolen chainsaw in a bush. Deputies say Sanders’ blue t-shirt and Lawson’s iPhone were nearby on the ground.

Deputes say the Canine teams found the two suspects about one mile south of Freeport High School. The team's track was a total of four miles in the woods.

Deputies say Sanders had a loaded 9mm handgun in his backpack.

The owner of the SUV told deputies the of the suspects did not have permission to take the car.

Sanders and Lawson were taken to the Walton County Jail and charged with grand theft auto, burglary of an unoccupied structure during a state of emergency and grand theft.

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