What a lot of people didn't realize was that at the time of their capture, Malvo was the true dominant personality. Muhammad was lying on the ground cuffed behind his back, complacent and submissive. I immediately saw Malvo's eyes and knew he was looking for any opportunity to run......... I told one of the K-9 handlers that I wanted that patrol dog sitting right next to Malvo and drooling on his neck. We placed the dog right over top of Malvo and it was the only time he stopped looking for an avenue of escape. I was so concerned about Malvo especially, that I had them him and Muhammad placed separately in two different MSP units with an investigator, a STATE team member and one of the suspects in each vehicle. We assigned a K-9 unit behind each one of the MSP units along with a tailing STATE vehicle. Forget the "he was just a kid" rhetoric, he knew what he was doing,.....and loved doing it. [Jim Ballard Major, Maryland State Police Retired]
Major Jim Ballard led the TANGO Team the night the beltway snipers were caught ending their three week bloody rampage in the Capitol Region of Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. David Reichenbaugh's In Pursuit The Hunt for the Beltway Snipers, takes the reader inside the investigation and one of the most intense manhunts in American History. Told by one of only a few who know the entire story from day one thru their capture. In Pursuit the Hunt for the Beltway Snipers is coming to a book store near you on October 2nd 2018. The author will also be making numerous appearances around the region for book events beginning at the Baltimore Book Festival on September 29th. Keep checking back on this web page for date, locations, and times near you. In Pursuit The Hunt for the Beltway Snipers is avaialbe now for pre orders on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indie Bound.