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Thurston County K-9 captures suspects in vehicle theft, eluding

Thurston County deputies and K-9 officer Rex took a man and woman into custody Sunday after a track through a swampy area and thick woods near Maytown Road.

The couple were suspected of living in a stolen vehicle and eluding Olympia police earlier Sunday, according to Lt. Cliff Zeisemer.

Deputies located the abandoned stolen vehicle on Maytown Road near Interstate 5 on Sunday. The vehicle was still warm. Rex tracked and captured the first suspect and then tracked and captured the second suspect.

The vehicle was stolen from Centralia, Zeisemer said. The suspects are from Idaho.

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