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Whitwell police officer recovering after attack

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WHITWELL, TN (WRCB) -

A Whitwell police officer was attacked and sent to the hospital on Sunday.

Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett said the officer was trying to detain a man who was involved in a car crash on North Maple Street.

Burnett said the man grabbed the female officer's vest and swung her into a car. Firefighters nearby helped restrain the man.

Whitwell Police Chief Rodney Easterly said she was released from the hospital, but has a mild concussion, neck pain, and three staples in the back of her head.

The sheriff said the man involved in the attack is charged with aggravated assault of a police officer and resisting arrest.

Count on Channel 3 to bring you updates on this developing story.

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