Laurel County Sheriffs Office: Deputy punched in face

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LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – In Laurel County Saturday night, a deputy was punched in the face when trying to arrest a suspect.

Deputies say John Schell was pulled over and arrested for suspected drinking and driving.

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While deputies were taking him to the jail for booking, Schell managed to get his handcuffs to the front of him rather than behind.

Deputies say that’s when the deputy driving pulled over to fix the handcuffs.

Schell tried to run away, officials say he was caught but put up a fight, assaulting two deputies.