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Police dogs root out fugitive in tangle of blackberry bushes

Man fled into brush after police discovered he had warrants out for his arrest

A wanted fugitive found himself in a thorny situation Friday after running and hiding from a Clackamas County sheriff's deputy.

After a nearly two-hour search, a Mololla canine team apprehended Daniel C. Lockwood, 39, in a tangle of blackberries in Damascus on Friday, July 21.

His mug shot shows a man with blackberry thorns sticking out of his bald head and scratches on his nose, cheeks, forehead and neck.

The incident began at about 10 a.m. when a Clackamas County sheriff's deputy stopped a man seen walking in the middle of a road near Southeast Wiese Road and Bohna Park Road in Damascus.

After checking the man for warrants, the deputy discovered that the subject was a felon wanted on a warrant for violating his state parole.

That's when Lockwood ran into some nearby blackberry bushes wearing only a T-shirt, shorts and sandals.

At least 12 deputies, plus a canine team from the Molalla Police Department, surrounded the area.

Meanwhile, the suspect concealed himself in the thick foliage, where needle-sharp thorns scratched his body.

The Molalla officer and canine found Lockwood after an hour and 45 minutes. Lockwood's criminal history includes arrests for assault, domestic abuse, harassment and drug charges.

Lockwood is being held on the warrant without bail at the Clackamas County Jail.