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Prentiss police officer assaulted in pursuit

Officer Timmy Daughdrill (Left) was assaulted Saturday evening by Andreas Deone Shackleford of Hillsboro, Alabama (Right).

Officer Timmy Daughdrill (Left) was assaulted Saturday evening by Andreas Deone Shackleford of Hillsboro, Alabama (Right).

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Prentiss Police Department in an investigation involving an incident of aggravated assault on a Prentiss police officer.

The incident occurred near the intersection of highways 13 and 84 in Prentiss about 9:45 p.m. Saturday

According to Police Chief Harold Rhodes, Officer Timmy Daughdrill attempted to make a routine traffic stop in downtown Prentiss Saturday night, and the car failed to yield.  A pursuit ensued and Officer Timmy Daughdrill  called for backup.

The suspect led them on a chase through town, out on Hwy 84, and coming to a stop on Hwy 13 North.

Officer Daughdrill approached the vehicle at which time the suspect accelerated the car striking the officer.

Officer Daughdrill fired four shots into the front of the vehicle.

A second pursuit entailed following the gunfire, ultimately resulting in the suspect fleeing his vehicle on Pearl Avenue.

Officer Daughdrill was taken to Jefferson Davis Community Hospital where he was transported to Forrest General Hospital, treated, and released.

The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old Andreas Deone Shackleford of 186 Kirby Road, Hillsboro, Alabama.

Shackleford is described as a black male, 5’7” tall, weighing 160 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Shackleford turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday.

He is charged with felony fleeing and two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.

He is being held in Jefferson Davis County Jail awaiting his initial court appearance in Justice Court.

Bond will be set in Justice Court Wednesday morning.  A preliminary hearing to set a trial date will follow.

Officer Daughdrill has been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.

This is standard protocol for all officers after discharging their firearm.