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Deputy uses pepper spray to subdue man

October 08, 2000

Deputy uses pepper spray to subdue man



MAUGANSVILLE - A Washington County Sheriff's deputy who was run off the road and assaulted by a driver used pepper spray to subdue the man Saturday evening, deputies said.

Gary Lynn Mong, 48, of 306 Agee Lane, Falling Waters, W.Va., was charged with driving while intoxicated, assault, resisting arrest, hindering/obstructing police, unsafe lane change and failure to wear a seat belt.

He was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $35,000 bond.

Deputy 1st Class Johnny Marshall said he was driving a patrol car on Interstate 81 south when a red Ford truck entering the interstate from Maugans Avenue failed to yield to his car at 9 p.m.

The truck abruptly drove to the left across the fast lane and into the deputy's path. This forced Marshall to drive onto the grassy median to avoid a collision, he said.

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Marshall stopped the truck a short distance away on the southbound shoulder and attempted to detain the driver on the suspicion that he had been drinking.

The man struggled while being handcuffed and struck Marshall in the shoulder with his hand.

In an attempt to break free, he shoved Marshall and the deputy sprayed him with pepper spray.

The driver was then taken into custody with the help of other deputies who arrived at the scene.

Marshall did not require medical treatment, deputies said.

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