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Man arrested after Mason County deputy shot

Fri., Oct. 1, 2010, 1:01 p.m.

ALLYN, Wash. — Mason County authorities have arrested a man they sought after a sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded near Allyn.

KIRO-TV reports a police dog tracked the man to a creek in a nearby wooded area. He reportedly was bitten several times.

Chief Deputy Dean Byrd says the deputy was shot today on Highway 3.

The shooting happened after a pursuit that began when a Mason County sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over a car, but the driver wouldn’t stop.

Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury says the deputy was shot in the shin, probably from a ricochet from a shot fired by one of the deputies who fired at a driver who refused to stop and was driving toward officers.

The deputy does not have life-threatening injuries and was transported to Mason General Hospital.

The North Mason School District put schools and other buildings under lockdown during the manhunt.


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