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Deputy Injured in Altamont

Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1:31 pm

Grundy County Sheriff’s deputy Paul Sweeton was injured early Monday morning after stopping an ATV driver in Altamont.

The incident on Woodland Avenue, at approximately 5:45 a.m., occurred when Sweeton saw a man driving an ATV and carrying a shotgun. After pulling the man over, Sweeton determined that the driver had a revoked license. A struggle ensued between Sweeton and the driver during which Sweeton was dragged down the road.

Sweeton received non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released from an emergency room.