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Manhunt as suspect escapes custody by ‘putting a guard in a headlock and stealing handcuff keys’

Desperate manhunt is underway for suspect who escaped custody by ‘putting a guard in a headlock and stealing the keys to his handcuffs’ just two days after he was injured during an arrest

  • Laurie Dodd, 44, allegedly put a guard in a headlock and stole handcuff keys 
  • He managed to escape custody after being arrested just two days earlier 
  • After an alleged police chase, Dodd was bitten by a cop dog and then arrested 
  • He was taken to hospital for his injuries, where he managed to make his escape  

A suspect allegedly escaped custody by putting a guard in a headlock and stealing the keys to his handcuffs. 

Laurie Dodd, 44, allegedly made the bold escape while in custody at a Perth Hospital at 1pm on Saturday before going on the run once more, according to 7News. 

On Thursday, Dodd was arrested after he allegedly led police on a car chase before fighting with officers and allegedly punching a police dog.

Police are desperately searching for Laurie Dodd, 44, after he allegedly ‘putt a guard in a headlock and stole the keys to his handcuffs’. He is pictured being arrested on Thursday

The dog bit him so severely on the arm that he was taken to Perth Hospital, where he managed to make his alleged ‘headlock’ escape. 

Dodd was not guarded by police but by two custodial services officers from company Broadspectrum.  

Prisoners are transported and guarded by Broadspectrum while they’re out of prison and in hospitals, under a contract with the WA Department of Justice.  

Anyone who sees Dodd (pictured) should not approach but contact police on 131 444

Anyone who sees Dodd (pictured) should not approach but contact police on 131 444

This is Dodd’s third escape from custody.

In 1999, he escaped the maximum-security Broome Regional prison. 

He went on the run for two-and-a-half months, during which he was labelled ‘WA’s most wanted’. 

Dodd and eight other prisoners escaped from the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2004. 

He managed to spend eight days on the run before being caught.     

The escapee is described as 187cm tall, with a medium build, fair skin, black hair and a mullet haircut. 

Dodd, who was charged with numerous offences, may have bandaged facial and arm injuries, and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and either green or black boxer shorts.

He was spotted in Perth’s CBD and anyone who sees him should not approach but contact police on 131 444. 

 

 

 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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