Search Continues For Man Who Allegedly Punched Deputy, Fled

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is continuing to search for a man who allegedly assaulted a deputy.

Officials said Fredy Arnoldo Lopez, 28, was stopped near Murray Hill Road and Dolan Place in Prairie Township on Wednesday afternoon.

Lopez is accusing of striking a deputy in a mouth and upper body, causing minor injuries and knocking one of the deputy's teeth out.

He then fled the scene on foot. Deputies said they located a large amount of heroin in Lopez's vehicle.

Lopez is described as a male Hispanic, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 220 lbs., black hair and brown eyes.

Detectives have charged Lopez with assault on an officer. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office Detective Bureau at 614-525-3351.

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