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UPDATE: Man accused of dragging Grundy Co. deputy with ATV turns self in

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GRUNDY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: The Grundy County Sheriff's Office says the driver who is accused of dragging a deputy with an ATV turned himself in Thursday.

Ricky Cunningham is accused of dragging Deputy Paul Sweeton down a road in Altamont with his ATV earlier this week.

The Sheriff's Office says Sweeton stopped the ATV and discovered Cunningham had a revoked license. The two began to struggle, which resulted in Sweeton being dragged down the road.

Deputy Sweeton was treated and released at a local hospital for minor injuries.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this story. 


PREVIOUS STORY: A Grundy County Sheriff's Office deputy was dragged down a road in Altamont Monday by a shotgun-wielding ATV driver.

A post on the Grundy County Sheriff's Office Facebook page says that Deputy Paul Sweeton was injured about 5:45am Monday when he came across an ATV riding an ATV with a shotgun on Woodland Avenue. 

Sweeton stopped the ATV and discovered the driver had a revoked license. The two began to struggle, which resulted in Sweeton being dragged down the road. He sustained what are described as non-life-threatening injuries. 

He was treated and released from a local hospital's emergency room.

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