Press Release on Pursuit and Assault on an Officer
On July 22nd, 2013, at approximately 10:53 pm, Stone County Central Dispatch gave out a call of an intoxicated male that hit parked cars in a parking lot near Flat Creek Restaurant. The subject left the scene going North on Hwy 173. Central Dispatch gave aGalenaaddress for the truck that was involved.
A Stone County Deputy set up on Hwy 248 coming intoGalena. At approximately 11:02 pm, the vehicle was located and stopped at4th Streetand hwy 248. The subject took off and a short pursuit ensued through 7 blocks ofGalenaresidential area. The truck crashed at the intersection of10th StreetandPine StreetinGalena. As Deputies approached the vehicle, the subject came out with a hay hook in hand. The male subject dropped the hay hook and resisted deputies. As Deputies were cuffing him, the male bit a Deputy in the calf of his leg. The 46 yr old male fromGalenawas transported to theStoneCountyjail on a 24 hour hold for Felony Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer.
The Deputy went to the hospital and was treated for the bite wound.
Charges are expected to be filed on this case later on today.
Sheriff Doug Rader