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ACSO deputy released from hospital after being hit by car while directing traffic during search for wanted fugitive

ACSO said that a wanted fugitive, identified as Jesse Duncan, was being pursued over the weekend by Deputy Carroll and others.

OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. — An Anderson County Sheriff's Office deputy has been released from the hospital after being hit by a car while directing traffic on Tri County Boulevard on Saturday night.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said that around 10:40 p.m., ACSO Deputy Stephen Carroll was directing traffic while conducting a K-9 track.

ACSO said that a wanted fugitive, identified as Jesse Duncan, was being pursued over the weekend by Deputy Carroll and others.

A car driven by 38-year-old James Knox struck the deputy in the left lane, according to THP.

Officials said Carroll and Knox's passenger were taken to the hospital. 

On Sunday night, ACSO posted on social media saying Carroll was recovering from surgery on the broken leg from the crash.

Deputy Carroll was released from the hospital, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday.

Duncan was arrested Tuesday night off Harriman Highway by the US Marshals, according to deputies.

Credit: Anderson County Sheriff's Office