Cottonwood Scuffle

Cottonwood Police Chief Jim Smith was injured during a scuffle with a suspect.

It all began yesterday morning with a routine traffic stop.

Twenty-year-old Michael McCord now faces a number of charges, including possession of marijuana, assaulting an officer and attempting to elude police.

It happened about 8 a.m. when Chief Smith pulled McCord over for an improper muffler.

Houston County Sheriff's Deputies responding to the chief's call for back up, had McCord in custody within minutes.

Chief Smith sustained only minor injuries in the scuffle.