SAVANNAH, GA (May 14, 2013): A 20-year-old Savannah man was arrested Tuesday for entering autos and other charges after striking a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police car and being bitten by a police canine.

Mark Deon Mack was arrested on Truman Parkway near Delesseps Street after witnesses reported seeing a white Dodge leaving a daycare center on the 8800 block of White Bluff Road where a car was entered and a purse stolen.

A Southside Precinct Patrol officer attempted to stop the car on the Truman Parkway but it struck the guardrail and an SCMPD patrol car. Mack, the sole occupant, attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by a police canine officer who had joined the pursuit. Mack was treated for a dog bite wound at Memorial University Medical Center.

The purse was located at a convenience store on the 3200 block of Skidaway Road where someone had attempted to use a bank card from the purse to purchase fuel.

Mack has been charged with entering auto and party to the crime of financial transaction card fraud.

The investigation is continuing by detectives in multiple precincts.