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A Genesee County sheriff’s deputy was injured during a traffic stop Monday, Nov.  22, on N. Fenton Road near Butcher Road in Fenton Township.

      Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said the deputy made a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle being stopped, A 35-year old Flint man, took off and the deputy was knocked to the ground. He suffered a deep laceration to his head.

      The deputy received significant wound care to his injury at a local hospital and was discharged.

      The suspect's vehicle was located and the sheriff’s K9 unit located the suspect on a foot pursuit. The suspect is lodged in the Genesee County Jail pending charges.

      This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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