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Raleigh County man accused of trying to run over deputies with ATV

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A Raleigh County man has been arrested and charged with trying to run over a sheriff's deputy with an ATV.

William Wampler is facing several charges including assault on a police officer.

Deputies were responding to an assault call Sunday night in Sophia and were told Wampler was armed with a knife.

Authorities found him riding on his ATV on McAplin road in an attempt to get away.

According to a criminal complaint, sheriff's deputies Sgt. J. L. Reddin, and Sgt. R.R. White tried to pull over Wampler.

When a Sgt. White walked toward the suspect, White said Wampler accelerated his ATV toward him.

Deputies said Wampler resisted arrest, and did have to get stitches for a cut above his right eye.

Wampler told deputies he drank eight beers and took Xanax, and Neurontin. He did consent for a blood sample to be taken at the hospital.

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