At 4:05pm on Wednesday the Lawrence County Dispatch Center received a 911 call of a man being dragged by a vehicle at the intersection of Lawrence 717 and Hwy 228. The caller stated the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated and still driving around in the area.


Dispatchers called for the Sedgwick Fire Department and AET Ambulance of Walnut Ridge to respond. Lawrence County Deputies were also sent to the scene. Sedgwick Fire personnel were first on scene and reported that the driver of the vehicle was still in the area and also had a gun. Firefighters stayed a safe distance from the armed suspect until Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies could arrive on scene. At 4:17pm Lawrence County Deputies arrive and quickly took the armed subject into custody.


Sedgwick Firemen assisted AET Ambulance with the injured person who was transported to St. Bernards Hospital with what was described as a possible broken ankle.


The suspect in the incident was transported to the Lawrence County Jail.


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