Deputy hurt while chasing suspect in Montgomery County


May 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County say one of their deputies suffered minor injuries while in a foot pursuit of a suspected prowler Saturday morning. The incident occurred when Deputy Brian Moore responded to a call for assistance from Red Oak Police. A resident had advised officers she heard noises in the rear of her home early Saturday morning in the 400 block of Jennifer Circle.

During their investigation, authorities observed a man running south from the area, and began to pursue him. During the pursuit, Deputy Moore became entangled in a single strand of barbed wire and was knocked off his feet. Moore reportedly received lacerations on both legs and two puncture wounds to the right leg. The deputy was treated and released at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. There was no word on the status of the suspect.