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Deputies: Suspect arrested after K-9 finds him hiding in brush

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A man suspected of breaking into a Longview home was arrested by deputies after a Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office K-9 found him hiding in the brush. 

The incident occurred just before 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Sequoia Road. Deputies said the homeowner and his wife woke up to the noise of someone trying to open their door. The homeowner went outside to look around and came back inside to find a man in his home. 

While his wife called 911, the homeowner confronted the man, who had run outside. Deputies said the man became aggressive – "chest bumping" the homeowner – before running into the woods surrounding the home. 

Deputies arrived on scene, including Deputy Brent Harris and his partner K-9 Fritz, and started searching the area. Fritz took deputies through steep terrain and thick brush before finding the suspect hiding in the brush. 

The suspect was identified as Todd Wesley Ross of Longview. He was positively identified by the homeowners and arrested on a charge of first-degree burglary. 

Ross admitted to entering the residence but said he didn't expect anyone to be home, according to deputies. 

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