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Wake Co. deputy dragged by vehicle, suspect shot

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Deputy Rick Spivey suffered minor injuries in the incident. Deputy Rick Spivey suffered minor injuries in the incident.
Deputy Casey Miller was second on the scene. Deputy Casey Miller was second on the scene.
Michael Joseph Morgan was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. Michael Joseph Morgan was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.
Wimberly Road in Apex. Wimberly Road in Apex.
APEX, N.C. -

A Wake County deputy was injured when he was dragged by a car during a traffic stop in Apex Friday night, the sheriff's office said.

Officials said around 7:30 p.m., Deputy Ricky Spivey attempted to stop Michael Joseph Morgan at 1116 Wimberly Road in Apex, near Morgan's home. Morgan drove off from the stop, dragging Spivey.

A second deputy on scene, Casey Miller, fired at Morgan's vehicle. Morgan was hit twice, officials said. 

Morgan was transported to Duke Hospital in Durham with non-life threatening injuries.

Spivey suffering minor injuries in the incident.

Morgan was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.

The SBI is investigating the incident, the sheriff's office said.



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