A Cheyenne police dog is getting some extra tummy rubs after taking down a wanted Cheyenne man who tried to run away from officers.

According to a department Facebook post, police were called to the Luxury Inn at 1805 Westland Road around 10:30 a.m. Thursday for a person with a felony warrant.

"As Officers arrived on-scene, the suspect attempted to run away southbound on Westland Rd.," police said. "At that time, Officer Johnston deployed his partner, K9 Pavel, who successfully apprehended the suspect."

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Police say the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Joseph Girone, was taken into custody without further incident.

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