Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said a suspect is in custody after a deputy was injured and taken to the hospital after stopping a vehicle during a safety check Monday afternoon.
The incident occurred in the area of the intersection of Defoor and Pinetree Roads.
Shirley said a deputy was taken to Stephens County Hospital and is recovering from injuries after being struck as a driver of a vehicle tried to flee the safety check.
Shirley said the deputy was dragged along the road until breaking free from the vehicle and the driver.
The sheriff also said a second deputy was struck by a mirror, but was not taken to the hospital.
We’ll have more information on this as it becomes available.