- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

FLORENCE, Miss. (AP) - A Rankin County deputy has been stabbed with a needle while trying to arrest a suspect in Florence.

News outlets report the incident happened Saturday after deputies responded to a domestic dispute in which 39-year-old Don Summerlin was accused of attacking two women.

Sheriff Bryan Bailey says Summerline left the scene before deputies arrived.

After he was spotted and stopped, authorities say Summerlin acted like he was going to flee and then reversed his vehicle into a patrol car. Deputies then attempted to arrest Summerlin.

During the arrest, Bailey says Summerlin pulled out a hypodermic needle, stabbing the deputy. Both were taken to the hospital for testing.

Summerlin faces several charges including assault on a law enforcement officer. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney.


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