Suspect accused of punching Luce County deputy jailed

Jun 10, 2021

NEWBERRY, MI--   The suspect in a Luce County officer-involved shooting has been arrested on a number of charges.

Early Wednesday morning a deputy was questioning a driver at the Newberry Water and Light Plant when the driver reached into his pocket. The deputy reached into the vehicle and tried to stop the suspect, who hit the officer on the face several times and sped off. The deputy was dragged a short distance. He pulled his gun and shot at the driver, who took off.

The suspect was later found and apprehended.

State Police from the Sault Ste. Marie Post say the suspect was not injured, but the deputy sustained minor injuries.

The driver was arrested for 3rd-degree fleeing and eluding, resisting/obstructing an officer causing injury and reckless driving.

He remains lodged at the Luce County Jail.