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Perry County deputy bitten by traffic stop suspect

PERRY COUNTY, Miss.- Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles confirmed that a deputy was assaulted on Wednesday night  during a routine traffic stop. 

44-year-old, Corey Sumrall, of Beaumont, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a controlled substance with intent.

A Forrest County deputy pulled Sumrall over in a routine traffic stop. The passenger gave false information when asked and when he was asked to step out, the ordinary traffic stop turned into an event.

“When he was asked to step out of the car, the suspect took off running,” said Sheriff Nobles.

The deputy then called for back up and chased Sumrall about 1/8th of a mile.

“He began to resist,” said Sheriff Nobles. “Then he just attacked him (the officer).”

The deputy was transported to Forrest General Hospital and treated for injuries after the suspect bit and struck the deputy in the face multiple times, Sheriff Nobles told News Mississippi.

The suspect was also taken to the hospital and was found to be in good condition. He agreed to a blood work up due to the bite injuries inflicted on the officer.

Sheriff Nobles said that the suspect is expected to appear before a judge tomorrow where bail will be set.

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