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Trooper, dog hurt in arrest

April 18, 1999|By SCOTT BUTKI

FREDERICK, Md. - A state trooper and his dog were attacked Saturday night while attempting to arrest a man at a Frederick County bar, Frederick County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Al Caho said.

David Eugene Munday, 30, of Frederick, was later arrested and charged with two counts of assault on police officers as well as resisting arrest and cruelty to an animal, Caho said in a news release.

Trooper Barry Stonestreet and Frederick County Sheriff's Deputy James Fogle were treated and released from the Frederick County Memorial Hospital.

While being treated himself, Munday shouted that he was fighting for his freedom and he wanted to get away or provoke officers to kill him, Caho said. Instead he was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on $150,000 bond.

About 5:49 p.m. Saturday, Stonestreet, his dog Botcho and Fogle went to The Place, a bar in the 7400 block of Grove Road in Frederick County, Caho said.

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They had been advised that Munday was at the bar, Caho said. Munday was wanted on a fugitive warrant for violaion of parole from a violent crime, he said.

They approached Munday in the rear of the bar and a beer bottle was thrown at them, striking Stonestreet and cauisng minor injuries, Caho said.

Stonestreet's dog reacted to the assault, but the man threw the dog to the ground and then attacked Stonestreet again, Caho said.

Frederick City Police officers responded to a call to assist an officer and helped subdue and handcuff Munday, Caho said.

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