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Man accused of stabbing K-9 arrested after dad’s body found

Ryan Mitchell Smith is accused of stabbing a police dog and attempted carjacking. He is also a...
Ryan Mitchell Smith is accused of stabbing a police dog and attempted carjacking. He is also a person of interest in the death of his father.(Source: Houston Police Dept via CNN)
Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 2:54 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2022 at 11:30 PM EST
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HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a Houston man accused of stabbing a police dog and wanted for questioning in the death of his father, whose body was found hidden in his home’s garage, has been arrested after evading capture for several hours.

Police say Ryan Mitchell Smith is considered a person of interest in his father’s death.

After disappearing in a wooded area in Houston following a police chase early Tuesday, authorities say Smith was located around 2 p.m. about 50 miles northwest of Houston, walking along a highway in Waller County.

K-9 Nate with the Houston Police Department suffered a large wound to the chest and underwent...
K-9 Nate with the Houston Police Department suffered a large wound to the chest and underwent emergency surgery.(Houston Police Department)

Before the police chase, he had been free on bond after being arrested Saturday for allegedly taking part in an attempted carjacking and stabbing a police dog named Nate during his arrest.

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