Gun pulled on deputy

A man is in custody after attempting to grab a DeSoto County Sheriff Office deputy's gun and then fleeing the scene.

The incident happened around 7:15 a.m. after a deputy spotted what appeared to be a disabled vehicle on the side of I-55 South near Pleasant Hill Road.

The deputy knew the vehicle had a stolen license plate, and when he approached the vehicle, the driver, who was changing a flat tire, fled on foot.

The deputy caught up to the man, who was identified as Maurice Johnson, and tased him after he refused to cooperate.

Johnson attempted to grab the deputy's gun but was unsuccessful and fled on foot back his vehicle. The deputy repeatedly asked the man to show his hands and step put of the vehicle. 

The suspect refused to comply and reached under the seat and pulled out what appeared to be a gun, then fled in the vehicle.

He wrecked the vehicle a few minutes later at Highway 51 and Turman Drive and was taken into custody.

Johnson is facing multiple charges stemming form the incident, and has an aggravated assault charge  in Memphis and several warrants out of Southaven.

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