Taney County deputy run off the road, suspect in custody

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UPDATE: The suspect is in custody.

TANEY COUNTY, Mo.- A Taney County Sheriff’s deputy was run off the road and into a ditch near Christian Action Ministries Thursday morning.

A MSHP State Trooper on scene tells Ozarks First that a vehicle pulled out on 76 from a shopping center that houses CAM then hit the deputy. Authorities say the suspect fled to a nearby subdivision. Authorities were able to locate the suspect’s car but are still searching the area for the suspect.

Ozarks First Reporter Jacob Blount was near the scene and tweeted that a helicopter is flying low near the area looking for a vehicle that allegedly ran the deputy off the road.

The deputy was taken to Cox Branson with moderate injuries.

We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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