A man who had outstanding warrants was arrested for assaulting a Moore County Deputy during a traffic stop Friday.

The deputy pulled a vehicle over at 3:30 a.m. on Spies Road, said a news release from Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

The passenger, Ryan Andrew Britt, 27, of Star, had outstanding arrest warrants for one count felony assault by strangulation, one count of misdemeanor assault on a female, one count of misdemeanor false imprisonment, one count of misdemeanor battery of an unborn child, one count of misdemeanor larceny, and one count of misdemeanor injury to personal property.

“When the deputy attempted to arrest this suspect, he assaulted the deputy and then fled the scene on foot evading arrest,” said the release. 

The search was suspended after officials could not locate the suspect. The sheriff’s department returned to the area with an advanced search team and was able to locate Britt and took him into custody without incidence.

The suspect was charged with one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, one count of felony assault on a government official, and one count of resisting a public officer. 

“Britt was confined to the Moore County Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond for the assault of our deputy and received no bond on the remaining charges pending a first scheduled appearance in district court on May 1,” said the release.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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