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Man accused of trying to run over deputies

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A Cleveland man has been accused of trying to run down two Van Buren County deputies who were trying to question him about a break-in last week.

Deputy Greg Mix said in his report that he tried to stop Sage Mooring, 41, as he rode a three-wheeler west on Highway 16 on June 5. Mix was responding to a report that Mooring had broken into a garage. Mix and Sgt. Randy Hooten went to Mooring’s grandmother’s residence and Mooring approached driving a GMC pickup, the report states.

Moorting accelerated the truck toward the deputies and they took cover behind some small trees, Mix said in the report.

He states that Mooring tried twice more to run them down. The deputies fired their service weapons at the vehicle’s tires, the report states. Mooring got out of the truck and tried to flee on foot, then tried to fight when Mix caught him, according to the report. Mix reported that he used his taser twice on Mooring and was finally able to take him into custody with the help of Hooten.

Mooring was checked out by paramedics then transported to the Van Buren County Detention Center. He has been charged with four felonies and two misdemeanors and his bond was set Monday at $7,500. The charges include aggravated assault, fleeing and resisting arrest. Arraignment is set in Van Buren County Circuit Court for July 1.

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