Suspect charged with assaulting Marshall County deputy
MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — Marshall County Sheriff Donald Yow says a Muenster, Texas, man faces multiple charges after allegedly assaulting a deputy who was investigating a trailer that had been reported stolen in neighboring Bryan County.
Yow said the suspect — identified as Seth Hillard, 30 — ran from the trailer in the 17500 block of Keeton Road as the deputy approached last Friday.
"The deputy gave a short foot pursuit and caught Hillard," the sheriff said in a written statement. "The deputy quickly placed Hillard on the ground and Hillard pulled a 9mm pistol from his waist and stuck the gun in the stomach of the deputy."
Yow said a struggle ensued and that a bystander came to the deputy's aid and the suspect's weapon was thrown to the side.
According to the sheriff's office, "everything Hillard possessed was stolen," including a truck, trailer, fifth wheel, fireworks, two motorcycles, wheels, tires and other items.
Hillard was scheduled to make an initial appearance in Marshall County District Court on Monday afternoon. Bond was set at $500,000.
Map shows location where the stolen trailer was found: