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Manhunt Underway After Mississippi Deputy Beaten and Cut

May 19, 2015  | 

A multi-agency manhunt is under way after a deputy was beaten and cut during a traffic stop in Pearlington, Miss., on Monday evening, Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said, reports the Sun Herald.

Adam said the officer, who has not yet been identified, suffered a 2.5-inch cut to his forehead and multiple bodily injuries.

The incident took place about 10 p.m. on Old Highway 90 when the deputy stopped a blue Lincoln Towncar with a black top that had one person inside, Adam said.

He said the deputy smelled marijuana in the area and was startled when two men came out of the nearby woods and attacked him.

"They roughed him up, but the officer was able to press a button and release his K-9 from the backseat," he said. The K-9 apparently latched on to one of the suspects, freeing the officer, officials said.

The suspects then fled in the Towncar. Chief Deputy Don Bass said Tuesday morning that the suspects are still at-large.

Bass said Tuesday morning that the officer has been released from the hospital after being treated for the cut on his head and a few other scratches. The K-9 officer also is fine, Bass said.

Comments (7)

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Chuck W @ 5/19/2015 5:26 PM

So let me get this straight, we are looking for two men, and a third man that smells like marijuana. That should be an easy solve, there are plenty of men running around in threes. These news people write reports like my officers do, severely lacking in substance, fact, and information.

LT @ 5/19/2015 6:15 PM

Get Em' K-9! Good boy.

Chuck @ 5/20/2015 2:50 AM

Thank god for the k9. Thank you k9, you did your job

Shonna Pierce @ 5/20/2015 6:34 AM

Thankful this deputy will be alright. Thank God his K9 partner was there. Prayers for a quick recovery.

kevCopAz @ 5/20/2015 7:15 AM

GOOD BOY! (K-9) Glad this wasn't worse. Another save for our four legged partners! Bet you that K9 got a special dinner that night!

mscop @ 5/20/2015 10:48 AM

Chuck if "your" Officers are writing bad reports you have no one but yourself to blame, how about sending them to an additional report writing class or putting on a class yourself right there at the PD instead of bashing and talking bad about them online, be a leader, be supportive, lift them up and appreciate them!!!

nightstalker @ 5/21/2015 8:54 PM

Good job.

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