Deputy injured during arrest


GOSHEN COUNTY – Deputy Sheriff and K-9 handler Herbert Irons injured his hand on Sunday night while arresting a suspect who fled from Scotts Bluff County law enforcement officers, Goshen County Sheriff Kory Fleenor told The Telegram on Monday.

Fleenor said Irons was treated for what were described as minor injuries and released from the hospital following the incident.

According to other news reports, a drunk driver was reported to Scotts Bluff County authorities around 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6, on Highway 26 near Morrill, Neb. Nebraska law enforcement officers tried stopping the vehicle in Nebraska for suspected driving under the influence, but the vehicle continued into Wyoming.

Other news reports indicate vehicle speeds reached at least 100 miles per hour and law enforcement officers deployed spike strips several times before the suspect was apprehended. The suspect is in custody at the Goshen County Detention Center.

Stay tuned to the Torrington Telegram for more information.

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