Police dog chases, bites suspect in Pasadena robbery at knifepoint

March 20, 1996

A county police dog chased and bit a robbery suspect yesterday before other officers caught the man, police said.

Brody Jackson Flood Jr., 23, of the 300 block of Rambling Ridge Court in Pasadena was charged with armed robbery, assault and battery. He was treated by Fire Department personnel for the bite at Eastern District police station. District Court had no record of his bond.

John Anthony Smith, 25, of the 100 block of Mountain Road, told police he and Mr. Flood were visiting a neighbor just after midnight when the suspect put him in a headlock, pulled out a knife and held it to his throat.

Mr. Flood demanded money, and Mr. Smith pleaded with him briefly before handing over $60, police said.

Officers spotted the suspect moments later on Mountain Road, a police report said. Officer Darrell Gray tried to stop the man, who ran away. A K-9 unit was called and Bubba, a German shepherd, searched unsuccessfully.

Minutes later, Officer Andrew Klausing saw a man fitting the suspect's description walking west on Mountain Road. Officer Klausing chased the man but lost him in the woods, police said.

Bubba searched again, and this time dog found the suspect behind a house on Mountain Road.

Purse snatcher flees after injuring woman

A Pasadena woman was injured Monday when she was knocked down in a struggle with a man who stole her purse, county police said.

Helen June Hoover, 55, suffered a cut and swelling to her left eye. She was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.

Ms. Hoover told police she had gotten out of her car at Mars supermarket in the 8500 block of Fort Smallwood Road about 7 p.m. when a man came from behind and grabbed her purse, which had cash and personal items. He ran toward Appian Way.

Pub Date: 3/20/96

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