(EVENING SHADE, Ark.) -- A man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with beating and injuring a sheriff’s deputy last week.
Officials say Deputy Gary Mitchell responded to a call about an argument at a home in Evening Shade. Mitchell talked with two men and asked them for their identification cards. One of the men said he had to retrieve the card from his house. When the man did not return, Deputy Mitchell went to look for him and saw John W. Smith running away.
Mitchell gave chase and caught up with Smith who allegedly resisted arrest and struck Mitchell several times in the head while the officer attempted to taser him. Smith escaped and was caught on Wednesday.
Deputy Mitchell was released from hospital and is recovering from the incident.
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