Deputy shot at while fishing in Greene County

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 27, 2004

An off-duty deputy with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department was shot at April 21 while fishing in Boligee.

Michael Steven Drummond, 19, was arrested the same day, for reckless endangerment and attempting to elude. The deputy’s name was not disclosed at press time.

The deputy was fishing off the industrial park road behind the BP Station in Boligee. At approximately 7 p.m. a single rifle shot was fired in his direction, according to a spokesperson with the sheriff’s department.

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A white truck with two men had been parked nearby. The shot came from across a field.

The deputy said he yelled when the shot went by him and went to his truck. He contacted the sheriff’s department, and continued to observe the white truck as it moved to another location.

Another deputy responded to the scene. Officials with the sheriff’s department believe the shot was meant as “a scare tactic.”

The suspects reportedly thought the deputy had been wounded since he yelled.

After a high speed chase the two men were apprehended.

The deputy did not know the suspects.