Man charged after deputy dragged down interstate

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Jackson County Sheriff’s Department

RIPLEY, WV (WOWK) – A deputy in our region is in the hospital after being drug down the interstate.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the incident began as a traffic stop, where the driver tried to flee.

The deputy tried to stop him from driving off but was dragged a distance on the interstate.

A pursuit then continued, where the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Devin Thornton from Columbus was caught and charged.

He is being charged with Attempted Murder of an Officer, Malicious Assault, Fleeing, and Possession with Intent to Deliver.

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