WILMINGTON — Police in Wilmington have a real man bites dog story.
Police say a suspect trying to elude officers bit the ear of a police dog earlier this week.
Police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett says doctors on Sunday had to stitch back together the ear of the injured police dog named Maxx.
Authorities were trying to arrest 22-year-old Travis Keith Glaspie who was wanted for a weekend shooting. Officers received information about Glaspie's whereabouts in Wilmington and Maxx chased him. The dog was injured as it tried to stop Glaspie.
Glaspie was being held on $1 million bond on charges of assault on a law enforcement animal, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, property damage and possession of a controlled substance. Jail officials did not know if he has a lawyer.