Woman found hiding from Merced deputies in a chicken coop

A woman was found hiding inside a chicken coop after she ran from Merced County Sheriff Deputies.

According to deputies, they responded to the 300 block of Bermuda street for a domestic in progress.

Prior to deputies arriving, the suspect 39-year-old Meuy Saelee ran from the scene, Saelee was wanted for felony domestic violence and felony criminal threats.

Photo of K9 Banshee from the Merced Sheriffs office

Deputies on scene requested the assistance of Deputy Dustin Witt and his K-9 partner Banshee to pick up the suspect’s track.

K-9 Banshee is one of two human tracking dogs at the Merced County Sheriff’s Office and is not an apprehension dog.

Deputy Witt and K-9 Banshee tracked Saelee for approximately forty minutes and over a quarter of a mile and located Saelee hiding in a chicken coop.

Deputies Javier Arteaga and Aaron Goins assisted with taking Saelee into custody and booking her into the Merced County Jail.

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