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U.S. Marshals: Man wanted for assaulting Alabama sheriff’s deputy arrested in Savannah

A man wanted on charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer in Alabama was arrested Tuesday in Savannah.
According to the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the man, William Blake Michael, was apprehended at a local convenience store by officers with the Gulf Coast Regional Task Force.
The news release says Michael attempted to flee, fought with officers when confronted, and was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Officers say they also found a handgun and homemade suppressor during the arrest.
The assault charges stem from a November 2019 incident in which Limestone County, Alabama sheriff’s deputies tried to arrest Michael on an outstanding probation violation warrant. During that incident Michael allegedly attempted to run over one of the deputies with a vehicle and then dragged another deputy who was trying to get him out of the vehicle.
The release also says Michael is being held at the Hardin County jail awaiting extradition to Alabama, and that he may face additional charges in connection with the gun and suppressor.

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