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Dog chases down suspect in Stafford
By KEITH EPPS
A man wanted in Fairfax County was chased down by a Stafford police dog late Friday, police said.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said deputies Scott Meyers and Jason Mains went to Greentree Road about 9 p.m. to look for a man who was wanted on a felony probation violation in Fairfax County. The deputies searched the area for a while, then left after not finding the suspect.
About 30 minutes later, the deputies returned to the area in response to an unrelated domestic call, Kennedy said. They spotted the suspect walking along a street and confronted him.
Kennedy said the man gave deputies a fictitious name and social security number before taking off running. The deputies yelled for him to stop multiple times and twice threatened to release Meyers’ police dog. The dog was turned loose when the suspect continued to flee.
When the man saw the dog quickly gaining on him, he laid on his stomach and was taken into custody.
Stephen Mack, 35, of Stafford, a former Alexandria resident, was arrested on the Fairfax County warrant and placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail. He was also charged in Stafford with resisting arrest and giving false identification to law enforcement.