Jefferson County Deputy Grazed by Bullet on Traffic Stop

 

On Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 11;23pm a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy was grazed by a bullet during a fight with a man on a traffic stop near 1st Avenue and 2nd Street in the Mulga community.  The Deputy was patrolling in the Mulga community when he made a traffic stop on a man driving a Moped with no lights on.  The man refused to cooperate with the deputy and when the deputy attempted to pat him down the man began to fight the deputy.  During the fight a gun fell from the man’s waist band, hit the ground, discharged and grazed the deputy on the leg.  A second deputy was on the scene and they were able to overpower the man and take him into custody.  It was later determined that the man had an outstanding warrant for theft of property 1st degree.  The man was found to be in possession of marijuana, crystal meth and heroin. The deputy was checked on the scene by medical personnel and is ok.  The offender will face several charges including the warrant, assault and drug charges.  The offender has been identified as 33 year old Brandon Donte Fowler.

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