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Suspect in assault of teen girl hides in leaf pile, but tracking dog isn’t fooled

Brandon Fultz-Ray, accused of punching a teenage girl, was found hiding in a pile of leaves.
Brandon Fultz-Ray, accused of punching a teenage girl, was found hiding in a pile of leaves. Laurel County jail

A man accused of assaulting a teenage girl and fleeing police was arrested after being found by a canine tracking team, police said.

The suspect allegedly fled out of the back door of a home 6 miles north of London when deputies arrived Wednesday after a report of an altercation, the Laurel County sheriff’s office reported.

The police dog found Brandon Fultz-Ray, 22, hiding in a pile of leaves in the woods with a hoodie over him behind the residence, according to the sheriff.

Fultz-Ray struck a 17-year-old girl with a fist and tried to strangle her with his hands, police said. The girl was hit over her left eye.

Ray was charged with fourth-degree assault and evading police. He was taken to the Laurel County jail.

Mike Stunson: 859-231-1324, @mike_stunson

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