Police identify one suspect in pit bull attack and shooting

September 07, 2001|By Tim Craig | Tim Craig,SUN STAFF

Baltimore County police have identified one of two men they believe tied a 31-year-old man to a chair last week and let two pit bulls attack him before shooting him twice when he tried to escape.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Corey Hannah, 26, of the 3100 block of Rolling Road, south of Randallstown. The warrant charges Hannah with attempted murder and false imprisonment.

Police said that Hannah and another suspect, who has not been identified, are accused of tying the man up in Hannah's garage Friday. Police say they don't know why the man was held.

The victim, whom police are not identifying, had given the suspects a ride to that address. The victim said he knew the men as "acquaintances," police said.

The men released two pit bulls -- neighbors said about a dozen pit bulls are kept at the house -- that attacked the victim for more than an hour, inflicting severe bites on his legs, police said.

The men then made the victim walk to his truck, but he escaped. The two men fired several shots, hitting him twice, police said.

The victim is in serious but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Bill Toohey, a Baltimore County police spokesman, said police know of no motive for the attack.

Hannah was arrested in Baltimore in June and charged with armed carjacking, second-degree assault and theft, according to court records. He was released on bail pending a court hearing.

Hannah lives with his mother, Francine Hannah, who said yesterday that her son is innocent.

"It all got blew out of proportion," she said. `They are accusing my son of something he did not do."

Anyone with information on Hannah's whereabouts is asked to call police at 410-887-2198.

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