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A Toney man who struck a Decatur Police Department officer’s motorcycle is facing an attempted murder charge.
Gary Bruce Locke, 45, is in the Morgan County Jail with a $100,000 bond after police say he used his truck to hit Traffic Officer Robbie Willis about 2 p.m. Monday during an attempted traffic stop.
Willis was injured but is expected to make a full recover, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.
Decatur police say a traffic officer on a motorcycle was hit by a truck Monday afternoon in the area of Newcomb Street and Highway 20.
Police say the officer tried to stop a Ford F-150 for failure to yield around 2 p.m., when the driver reversed and hit the officer. They say the suspect then took off, starting a multi-agency chase in Northwest Decatur.
The suspect was taken into custody in Athens in the area of Highway 72 and Interstate 65. The officer has minor injuries and is being evaluated at a hospital.
Alabama State Troopers responded along with police.