Deputy injured in altercation


November 25, 2020

A Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured Saturday after an incident with a wanted suspect who allegedly attempted to flee the scene of a traffic stop.

According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy and a trainee attempted a traffic stop on Springs Drive in Rock Springs at 1:46 a.m. on Tommy Gene Vensor, 33, of Rock Springs for alleged failure to maintain a proper lane of travel and suspicion of driving while impaired.

After identifying the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, deputies learned an arrest warrant was issued for Vensor.

When he was asked...

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