Coffee County Deputy Attacked on Duty

Authorities say they're close to making an arrest of the man who attacked a Coffee County deputy Friday night.

The attack occurred along Highway 87, north of Elba.

The deputy had the suspect up against his vehicle, when he reportedly hit the officer and ran into the surrounding woods.

A search warrant on the suspect's home led to the discovery of packaged marijuana and cocaine.

Coffee County Sheriff David Sutton says the names of the suspect and deputy are being withheld until an arrest is made.

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