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5/26/03 - Smith County

Deputy Recovering from Being Struck by Suspect's Car

   After surgery Saturday night, a Smith County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering after he was hit by a car in a high speed pursuit.

   According to Sheriff J.B. Smith, Deputy James Riggle was in stable condition Monday.

   Riggle is in ICU following his surgery.

  Saturday, a suspect being pursued in a car chase ran into Riggle on I-20.

  Riggle has multiple broken bones, but no head injuries.

   Authorities say the driver who hit him, Cleofas Maldonado, remains in the Smith County jail  charged with two counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer. 

  Reid Kerr, reporting.

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