An altercation with a suspect in a vehicle theft Friday resulted in injuries to a Marshall County deputy, according to Sheriff Phil Sims.


The MCSO received a report of a vehicle stolen from a residence on Cardessa Lane in Grant and later got a call that it was being hidden at a residence on Kelly Chapel Road.


Deputy David Entrekin went to the residence and found the vehicle, Assistant Chief Deputy Steve Guthrie said in a press release, and made contact with Brandon Wade Fletcher.


An altercation ensued, and Entrekin was injured while trying to detain Fleming. The suspect fled into a wooded area behind the residence. Entrekin and Grant police officers gave chase, and more deputies arrived to assist in the search.


Fletcher was found hiding in a tree house on the property, according to the press release.


After Fletcher was taken into custody, Entrekin was treated and released at Marshall Medical Center North for the injury to his leg.


Fletcher was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, obstructing a governmental operation, fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, unauthorized use of an auto and possession of short barrel shotgun. Bond was set at $21,500.


Fletcher was out on bond for a previous attempted murder charge. This bond was revoked.