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Man charged with attempted murder after allegedly ramming deputy’s car

A Middlesex Sheriff’s Office patrol car was damaged when it was allegedly rammed by a Deltaville man, who was driving the van that is pictured above behind the patrol car.

A Deltaville man is charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after he allegedly rammed a Middlesex deputy sheriff’s patrol car head-on while the deputy was in the car, reported Major M.E. Sampson of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.

According to police, on Tuesday, November 18, just before 6 p.m., a Middlesex deputy Shawn Sawyer responded to a domestic disturbance on North End Road in Deltaville. Upon arrival at the scene, the deputy advised the dispatcher he had arrived at the residence, at which time Tony W. Drewry, 45, of Deltaville, allegedly got into his Ford Van and rammed the deputy’s police vehicle head-on while the vehicle had its emergency lights on. The van rode up onto the hood of the deputy’s vehicle and then flipped onto its side.

Other responding deputies arrived to find Drewry still in his vehicle, which was on its right side, and Deputy Sawyer leaning out of his patrol vehicle with his weapon drawn.

Drewry was removed from his vehicle and placed under arrest.

Once back at the sheriffs office, investigators charged Drewry with attempted murder of a law-enforcement officer, intentional destruction of county property, driving under the influence, and domestic assault.

An emergency protective order also was served on Drewry for the domestic assault. 

Drewry is being held without bond at the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center in Saluda. Deputy Sawyer was transported to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital emergency room where he was treated and released.

posted 11.19.2014

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