COBLESKILL, N.Y. — An upstate New York man who escaped from police custody has been sniffed out by a tracking dog and rearrested.

Police say Kenneth Meyers was originally arrested at about 2 a.m. Friday in Cobleskill on an assault charge.

They say he fled out the back door of the police station during processing, still wearing handcuffs and a restraining belt

State police and the Department of Environmental Conservation were called in to help.

The DEC says that about four hours into the search, its German shepherd Shamey found Meyers hiding in a field.

Meyers was arrested on charges including resisting arrest and escaping. It’s not clear if he has an attorney who can speak for him.

The DEC says Shamey is 9 years old and is trained to track deer poachers.

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