Dead man found in tub on West St.

June 14, 1994

Annapolis police are investigating the death of a 64-year-old man whose body was found yesterday in a bathtub in an apartment on West Street.

Employees at Carroll Hynson & Son Real Estate and Bail Bonds, 95 West St., called police about noon to report a peculiar odor coming from an apartment upstairs.

When police entered the second-floor apartment, they found the man's body in the tub, a shirt draped over his face.

Police spokesman Shelley White said that there were no visible wounds and that the man apparently had been dead about a week.

Police were withholding his name pending notification of relatives.

"We're treating it as a suspicious death," said Sgt. John Mellon. "There was enough there to make us suspicious."

He declined to elaborate.

Mr. White said the apartment was disorderly, but police did not know whether the rooms had been ransacked.

An autopsy is scheduled for this morning.

Police dog helps bring in a suspect

Bubba, the county Police Department's prize canine, has done it again.

This time the dog helped police arrest a man suspected of leaving the scene of an accident at Jewell and Solomons Island roads Friday night, police said.

Police said a man fled the scene of the 11:30 p.m. accident, drove to a house in the 200 block of Jewell Road, got out of the 1982 Chevy truck he was driving and tried to escape on foot.

Bubba and his handler, Officer L. C. O'Connor of the Southern District, were called to help in the search and they found the man hiding at the edge of nearby woods.

Ralph W. Leonard, 29, of the 9700 block of Solomons Island Road in Owings was charged with failing to remain at the scene of a property damage accident and driving without a license, police said.

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