Deputy hospitalized after altercation with suspect

ALLEGAN, Mich. – A deputy of the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department is recovering in a hospital after a serious head injury sustained during a scuffle with a suspect. The incident transpired late Monday when the deputy was called to address a complaint about a driver behaving recklessly in a residential neighborhood.

The deputy was responding to a report of a driver speeding without headlights in a neighborhood, a call that came in just before 10 p.m. The swift response from the sheriff’s department was due to the potential threat to the safety of the residents.

The deputy’s attempt to arrest the suspect led to a violent altercation, resulting in the deputy’s injury. He was immediately transported to a hospital for treatment. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable and often perilous situations law enforcement officers encounter daily.

A trooper from the Michigan State Police, who was assisting the Allegan County deputy at the scene, successfully arrested the suspect and provided preliminary medical aid to the injured deputy. This incident underscores the critical role of cooperation between different law enforcement agencies in maintaining public safety.

The suspect, a 35-year-old man from Dorr, Michigan, is currently detained at the Allegan County Corrections Center, facing several felony charges, the details of which have not been released. The identity and medical status of the injured deputy were still undisclosed as of Tuesday.