Sheriff's deputy, K9 treated for injuries following traffic stop - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Sheriff's deputy, K9 treated for injuries following traffic stop

(WMC-TV) – A sheriff's deputy and his K9 are being treated for injuries after a traffic stop went awry on Highway 78.

A DeSoto County deputy pulled over a car with two people inside. When a second deputy arrived on scene to help with the traffic stop, one of the people in the car physically assaulted one of the officers. The police K9 got involved, but the suspect continued attacking the officer and the K9.

The officer and the suspect were taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. The K9 is also being treated for injuries.

The suspect will be charged with two counts of assault on an officer and is already a convicted felon. The suspect was also carrying a firearm.

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