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Magoffin County Sheriff Injured

The Magoffin County Sheriff is recovering from injuries to his face and eyes after he says he was beaten up and sprayed with his own pepper spray.

Sheriff Bob Jordan says that he was chasing a vehicle Saturday night south of Salyersville. He penned the car in and he says that's when two men got out of the car. Jordan said he fought off the men for twenty minutes until help arrived, but he sustained several punches and was sprayed in the eyes with his own pepper spray. He was taken to the hospital and released, but says he will be recovering from those injuries for quite some time.

The Big Sandy Detention Center says Cody Rudd and at least one other man have been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.


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