Man in custody after shots fired at Clay County deputy - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Man in custody after shots fired at Clay County deputy

The Clay County Sheriff's Office has identified the man as 37-year-old Elgin Dothage. The Clay County Sheriff's Office has identified the man as 37-year-old Elgin Dothage.
LIBERTY, MO (KCTV) -

Authorities have located a man who fired shots at a deputy after a police chase in Liberty.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office identified the man as 37-year-old Elgin Dothage.

A deputy attempted to stop a vehicle believed to be driven by Dothage, who had felony warrants for his arrest.

The driver sped off and ended up dropping an injured passenger off while on the run.  That passenger was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Another deputy then spotted the vehicle on Northeast 127th Street and North Eastern Road. Authorities say he got out and fired at the deputy as he ran off.

No deputies sustained any injuries during the shooting.

Authorities set-up a perimeter in the area, and Dothage was taken into custody about 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

Charges for first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer are pending at this time.

Copyright 2014 KCTV (Meredith Corp.). All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Active shooter apprehended at Hattiesburg bar

    Active shooter apprehended at Hattiesburg bar

    Saturday, September 23 2017 6:41 AM EDT2017-09-23 10:41:29 GMT

    Police responded to Ropers Rockin-Country bar on Highway 49 after reports of an active shooter.

    More >>

    Police responded to Ropers Rockin-Country bar on Highway 49 after reports of an active shooter.

    More >>
  • High school football roundup: Hattiesburg, North Forrest win at home

    High school football roundup: Hattiesburg, North Forrest win at home

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:24 AM EDT2017-09-23 05:24:16 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Hattiesburg/Gautier Hattiesburg continued its winning ways Friday with a 56-13 win over Gautier. Jarod Conner scored twice to help ignite the Tigers offense. The Tigers host Stone next week. North Forrest/Heidelberg North Forrest won its fourth game in a row, taking down Heidelberg 20-6. Daylyn Croom found Jalen Grant in the corner of the end zone to finish the scoring for the Eagles. North Forrest will host St. Patrick next week while Heidelberg visits Collins. Copyrig...

    More >>

    Hattiesburg/Gautier Hattiesburg continued its winning ways Friday with a 56-13 win over Gautier. Jarod Conner scored twice to help ignite the Tigers offense. The Tigers host Stone next week. North Forrest/Heidelberg North Forrest won its fourth game in a row, taking down Heidelberg 20-6. Daylyn Croom found Jalen Grant in the corner of the end zone to finish the scoring for the Eagles. North Forrest will host St. Patrick next week while Heidelberg visits Collins. Copyrig...

    More >>
  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 22

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 22

Powered by Frankly