A Franklin County sheriff’s deputy has been placed on administrative leave as the State Highway Patrol investigates his shooting of a man authorities say attacked officers trying to arrest him. Dead is 39-year-old Timothy Strauss of Bourbon. Strauss was being chased by deputies after they receive an emergency call from a woman who alleged that Strauss hit her boyfriend with a baseball bat. Deputies attempted to pull over Strauss’ truck, but it went down an embankment when Strauss attempted a U-turn. The Sheriff’s Department says the deputies chased Strauss down the embankment and through the woods, stunned him twice with tasers, but he wouldn’t stop – hitting a deputy with a stick, then grabbing a metal pipe. When he rushed the deputy, the deputy fired several shots.
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