Anderson County Deputy Hit by Car in Oliver Springs

Update: Sheriff Russell Barker said that the deputy is doing good. His surgery went well. Laceration to the head, concussion and broke leg. Nothing life threatening. The deputy’s name is Stephen Carroll.

An Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy was hit by a car while in a foot pursuit of a wanted Federal Fugitive in Oliver Springs last night. We have very little information at this time other than it was a foot pursuit with a wanted Federal fugitive.

The deputy was airlifted to UT Medical Center with a leg injury, but at the time didn’t seem life threatening, according to Oliver Springs Interim Police Chief David Laxton.

Picture by Van Brown

The US Marshals Service was conducting a manhunt. No information if the fugitive was located or not.

We are attempting to learn more details and will pass them along when we get them.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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