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Suspect in Gadsden County deputy involved shooting arrested

LCSO says 38-year-old Dexter Antonio Lawson has been arrested following an incident in the 5800...
LCSO says 38-year-old Dexter Antonio Lawson has been arrested following an incident in the 5800 block of North Monroe Street Tuesday afternoon.(Leon County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 6:15 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Authorities have identified a man arrested in connection to the shooting of a Gadsden County deputy.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday evening that Dexter Lawson is charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle.

LCSO cited a call about a stolen vehicle, in the 5800 block of North Monroe Street.

The Florida Highway Patrol says around 11:45 a.m., a Gadsden County deputy was intentionally rammed by a suspected stolen vehicle on Jameison Road, just south of Forest Drive North in Gadsden County.

Troopers say Lawson exited the vehicle and fired several rounds into the GCSO vehicle before fleeing the scene on foot.

FHP says units arrived on scene to assist GCSO.

According to the FHP, a K-9 unit tracked Lawson onto Forest Drive N and into the north wood line.

Troopers say Lawson was flushed out of the woods and was arrested.

FDLE later confirmed to WCTV that Lawson is the same suspect involved in the “assault” on a Gadsden County deputy.

Officials say Lawson is being held in the Leon County Detention Facility. Additional charges are pending.

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