Auburn man arrested for assault of sergeant

Auburn man arrested for assault of sergeant

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - An Auburn man was arrested and charged with multiple charges including assault of the second degree and fleeing and attempting to elude after a traffic stop.

On Saturday at 2:55 a.m., an Auburn Police Division Sergeant performed a traffic stop on a 2010 Pontiac G6 belonging to 27-year-old Derrick Demarious Bryant of Auburn on North Ross Street.

After stopping the vehicle and as the Sergeant approached, he observed a weapon in the vehicle at which time the driver attempted to leave.

The Sergeant attempted to extract Bryant from the vehicle and was knocked to the ground as the vehicle sped away.

The Sergeant was injured as he fell to the ground and transported to East Alabama Medical Center where he was treated and later released.

After a brief search, responding Officers located Bryant and his vehicle at a residence in the 500 block of Harper Avenue.

The suspect attempted to flee on foot and was apprehended after a foot pursuit.

Bryant was taken into custody and charged with assault in the second degree, fleeing and attempting to elude, resisting arrest, and carrying a pistol without a permit.

Bryant was transported to the Lee County Jail and is being held on a $35,000 bond.

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