Columbus police make 2 arrests after vehicle in pursuit hit officer

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A Columbus police officer was hit by a vehicle and two people were arrested after a pursuit.

Allen Moon23-year-old Allen Moon was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing, and a felon in possession of a weapon.

Police Chief Joseph Daughtry said his narcotics officers saw a drug deal and attempted to make an arrest.

In a release, he said an officer was struck by a vehicle as Moon and another suspect tried to leave. The policeman was not injured.

There was a pursuit. Lowndes County deputies were also in the chase and helped arrest the suspects after they crashed on Hospital Drive.

The name of the other suspect has not been released.

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