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Cops: Man charged after biting police dog

Travis Glaspie (Source: WPD) Travis Glaspie (Source: WPD)
The K-9, Maxx (Source: WPD) The K-9, Maxx (Source: WPD)
Maxx's ear wound.  (Source: WPD) Maxx's ear wound. (Source: WPD)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Wilmington police officers tracked down 22-year-old Travis Keith Glaspie, who was wanted on outstanding warrants, in the 400 block of Henry Street Sunday afternoon.

When they moved in, officers said Glaspie ran. That's when Maxx, a K-9 officer took over. The two struggled and WPD spokesperson Lucy Crockett said Glaspie bit the dog's ear so badly that the animal needed several stitches. Glaspie was also bitten during the confrontation. He was eventually apprehended, but Crockett said he remained combative throughout the arrest process.

He was taken the New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be checked before being sent to the New Hanover County Detention Facility.

Glaspie was charged with assault on a law enforcement animal, resisting arrest, assault on a law enforcement officer, property damage and possession of a scheduled six controlled substance. His bond was set at $1,025,000.

Glaspie was originally wanted for outstanding warrants associated with firing into an occupied vehicle. Crockett said a man and a woman were sitting in a vehicle when a man they recognized as Glaspie rode by on a bike and fired two shots into their car. One round reportedly struck the rear door and one struck the front tire. Neither occupant was injured, Crockett said.

Earlier this month, the SABLE flight crew had to help find Glaspie after he fled from a traffic stop near Kerr Avenue and McClelland Drive.

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