From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy was grazed by a bullet while scuffling with a man during a traffic stop, according to Chief Deputy David Agee.
“On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:23 p.m., a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy was grazed by a bullet during a fight with a man on a traffic stop near First Avenue and Second Street in the Mulga community,” Agee said. “The Deputy was patrolling in the Mulga community when he made a traffic stop on a man driving a Moped with no lights on.”
Agee said the man refused to cooperate with the deputy and when the deputy attempted to pat him down, the man began to fight the deputy.
“During the fight a gun fell from the man’s waist band, hit the ground, discharged and grazed the deputy on the leg,” Agee said. “A second deputy was on the scene and they were able to overpower the man and take him into custody.”
It was later determined that the man had an outstanding warrant for first degree theft of property. The man was found to be in possession of marijuana, crystal meth and heroin, according to Agee.
Agee said the deputy was okay after being check by medical personnel called to the scene.
Agee said that Brandon Donte Fowler, 33, will face several charges, including the outstanding warrant, assault and drug charges.