DALE COUNTY, Ala (WDHN) — A man accused of assaulting an officer was arrested in Dale County after leading authorities on a chase two-county chase, according to the Dale County Sheriff’s Office.

Dale County Sheriff Mason Bynum says his department was alerted to a police chase heading south toward Dale County and was told the suspect, Michael Deramus, assaulted an officer in Barbour County.

According to Sheriff Bynum, Deramus was intercepted by Dale County deputies in Ariton and the chase continued down Highway 123 between Ozark and Ariton. Deputies prepared to perform a pit maneuver but Deramus stopped and, after getting out of the vehicle, became aggressive with deputies before being subdued by the use of physical force and a taser.

Two Dale County deputies and Deramus sustained minor injuries during the attack and were treated on the scene by Ariton Fire and Rescue, according to Sheriff Bynum.

Deramus was transported back to Barbour County and charged with assault in the second degree.

In Dale County, he will face assault in the second degree, attempting to elude, and resisting arrest.

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