A robbery suspect charged with stabbing a Houston K9 officer during the weekend has been arrested after cops found the body of the man's missing father from his garage.

Ryan Mitchell Smith of Houston, who works at a private crime scene clean-up company, was accused of robbing two men and stabbing a police K-9 Saturday.

The 26-year-old suspect got released on bail after the incident and went to his father's house Sunday. The police arrested Smith on Tuesday after they found the body of his father from the garage after the man was reported missing by his family,  ABC 13  reported.

Smith's family members grew suspicious when his father, who was living alone, went missing without taking his cell phone. After searching the house, they also noticed that the man's truck was missing and alerted the police.

The investigators apparently found Smith driving his father's vehicle, and the deputies followed the vehicle. Following the police chase, the vehicle crashed in Memorial Park in Houston and Smith fled on foot.

After the deputies lost him in the pursuit, they searched his father's house and found his body hidden in a "difficult to find" part of the garage. Smith was taken into custody after an overnight chase when he was found walking along Highway 159 in Austin County.

The cops believe Smith's father died under suspicious circumstances and his body has been sent for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Meanwhile, Smith has been arrested on charges of evading arrest and he is currently being questioned in connection with his father's death. However, additional charges are expected to be filed against Smith pending the outcomes of the autopsy report,  New York Post reported.

K9 officer Nate was allegedly stabbed by Smith following a pursuit after he tried to rob a store and steal a car in Memorial Drive. Nate suffered non-life-threatening injuries and underwent surgery before he was released Monday. Smith faces additional charges of interference with a police service animal and robbery in connection with this incident.

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