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Deputy tased during suspect arrest
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Deputy tased during suspect arrest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A deputy was injured during the attempted arrest of an assault suspect in Pulaski County.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Marcus Venson had repeatedly harassed someone, and then allegedly drove by the victim's home and pointed a gun at them.

Deputies found Venson in a vehicle and attempted to pull him over, but after a short pursuit, deputies managed to spike the suspect vehicle's tires and safely end the chase.

According to Lt. Carl Minden, Venson was "drive-stunned" by a deputy with a taser. Minden said in an email, "A drive stun does not involve deployment of the taser cartridge probes and is a pain compliance tactic. Neuromuscular Incapacitation (NMI) will not result from a drive stun application."

Minden said after the drive-stun, Venson continued to fight with deputies and managed to wrestle a taser away from the deputy, and fired it at the deputy, striking him on the face just under the eye.

Minden said Venson tried to fire at another deputy but missed.

Deputies were able to regain control of the taser from Venson who continued to be resistant, and was drive-stunned three more times by a deputy before he was placed under arrest.

Both the deputy and Venson were treated and released from local hospitals.

Venson is facing charges of second degree battery, possession of a firearm by certain persons, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and fleeing.

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