Man Bites K9: Denver Tractor Fugitive's Twisted Timeline

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DENVER, CO – Denver tractor fugitive Thomas Busch, 37, led police on a 10-20 mph chase the wrong way down a one-way downtown Denver street July 21– captured on cell phones and posted to Twitter –until he was finally stopped when a squad car rammed into the stolen John Deere.

Busch was charged Friday with 23 counts, including auto theft, hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident, eluding police and cruelty to a police dog, the Denver County District Attorney’s Office said.

Busch allegedly bit a police K9 dog while resisting arrest. In the confusion, the dog also bit a cop, police said in an arrest affidavit. Police released a timeline Friday, showing that incident, along with various carjackings, hit-and-runs and trespassing.

The DPD timeline follows:

Busch was taken to a hospital to be treated for dog bites and other injuries, police said.

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Busch has a background of criminal arrests. Denver7 reported he had a past criminal record that included arrests for burglary, domestic violence, robbery, assault and multiple traffic offenses. He is being held at the Denver jail with no bond.

Busch is next scheduled to appear in Denver court on July 30, the District Attorney’s Office said.

Image via Denver Police Dept.

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