Sheriff: Deputy dragged by car stuns, shoots Alabama suspect

An Alabama man who authorities say dragged a sheriff's deputy with his vehicle was shot with both a stun gun and a firearm.

Posted: Jan 18, 2018 3:26 PM

CENTRE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man who authorities say dragged a sheriff's deputy with his vehicle was shot with both a stun gun and a firearm.

AL.com reports Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver says a deputy had reached into 42-year-old Brett Littlejohn's vehicle to arrest him on an outstanding warrant during a traffic stop Wednesday. Littlejohn tried to drive off, as the deputy dangled from the window.

After several hundred feet, the deputy used a stun gun on the suspect three times, which authorities said had no effect. The deputy then fired his gun at Littlejohn to stop the vehicle.

Littlejohn was airlifted to a Birmingham hospital, treated and released. He's charged with multiple offenses, including second-degree assault. It's unclear whether he has a lawyer.

Shaver says the deputy was not injured.

___

Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

1/18/2018 10:33:16 AM (GMT -6:00)

Huntsville
Partly Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 32°
Florence
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 37°
Fayetteville
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 34°
Decatur
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 35°
Scottsboro
Partly Cloudy
42° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 37°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

 

Community Events