A Dugger man is behind bars after police say he battered a local town marshal.
According to officials, a Sullivan County Sheriff’s Deputy was on State Road 54 when he noticed the passenger of a pickup truck suddenly duck down. It appeared to police he was trying to hide.
Police say the truck quickly pulled into a driveway when the deputy noticed the passenger door open, and a man they later identified as 30-year-old Corey Camden jump out and run.
After a short chase, police caught Camden. As officers were trying to cuff him, they say he began to resist, kicking and striking officer. A Dugger Town Marshal suffered lacerations to his hand in the incident.
Police say they found drugs in Camden’s possession.
He was charged with resisting and battery on a law enforcement officers and various drug charges.