Retired agent Patrick Dugan served in the FBI for 22 years. He was assigned to the Baltimore Division for his entire Bureau career, where he was initially placed on the Violent Crimes and Major Offenders (VCMO) Squad. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Pat reviews his investigation of John Dennis Grubb, a serial bank robber who had been previously convicted of bank robbery and began a new spree after his release from prison in 1994. Grubb’s crimes were a combination of note jobs and armed robberies that took place in Ohio, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, New Mexico, California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Pat Dugan requested that Grubb be featured on America’s Most Wanted (AMW) and a live tip was called into the show, resulting in the quick apprehension of Grubb a few hours later. At the time, the arrest, which took only 4 or 5 hours from phone call to handcuffs, set an America’s Most Wanted record for the fastest capture.
Later in his career, Pat served on the Baltimore Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent where over a period of time he headed up the VCMO Squad, Public Corruption Squad, National Security Squad, VCMO Squad and Task Force once again. During his time in the Baltimore Field Office, Pat was also the Bank Robbery Coordinator, the BAU Coordinator, Crisis Management Coordinator, and a member of the Child Abduction Rapid Deployment (CARD) Team. He was deployed with the Baltimore SWAT team to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for Embassy Bombings, to Iraq as FBI Detailee/US Special Operations Command, and as an FBI Senior Advisor to the Commander, USNORTHCOM/NORAD, Colorado Springs, CO.
Currently, Pat Dugan works as a contractor doing investigative work for the FBI at FBI Headquarters.
Retired Scott Duffey is mentioned several times during the episode. He has twice been a guest on FBI Retired Case File Review:
Special Agent (Retired)
01/21/1997 – 05/31/2019
“A couple of days after the arrest, the producer from America’s Most Wanted said we had set the record for the fastest capture after receiving a live tip from a viewer.”—Retired Agent Patrick Dugan
The following are links to a news report on the arrest of John Grubb, an AMW video clip, and an article about the show’s exciting reboot:
Did you know retired agents Jim Clemente and Tim Clemente of X-G Productions, Inc. are the production team behind the reboot of AMW?
(Jim has been on FBI Retired Case File Review (Episode 059), as well as retired agent Bobby Chacon (Episode 008) who is also associated with X-G Productions, Inc. and AMW. I’ve been a guest twice on Jim’s podcast, Best Case Worst Case – Episode 9 and Episode 29.)