The Kentucky authorities have launched a nationwide search after a deputy was injured when someone allegedly threw a stone that hit his windshield and left it early Sunday hit in the face.
The Boyle County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that the incident took place just before 5am near Danville, about 30 miles southwest of Lexington.
The then MP responded to reports that someone had thrown stones at trucks along Lexington Road.
"When the MP traveled east on Lexington Road, a rock was thrown out of a westbound vehicle as they drove past," said the sheriff's office. "The rock went through the deputies windshield and hit the deputy in the face."
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The deputy's vehicle then left the road and several streets of trees before rewound several times.
Sheriff Derek Robbins told the Advocate Messenger that whoever threw the rock will likely be charged with assaulting a police officer.
"The stone itself was big enough when it hit him in the right place could have killed it," Robbins told the newspaper. Not to mention the wreck after being hit by a blow. So he has luck from many different perspectives.
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The MP suffered injuries, but is said to "fully recover" according to the sheriff's office.
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The suspicious vehicle is referred to as a dark passenger car.
The authorities offer a reward for information leading to the identification of a suspect in the case and call anyone who has information at (859) 238 -1