Man Jailed For Hitting Deputy And Leaving Scene

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man that hit a deputy sheriff

and fled the scene. The sheriff’s office says Scott Allen Gantt intentionally struck the deputy

that was directing traffic around a building that was on fire in Deweyville. Gantt fled the

scene and was arrested in Orange County following a brief standoff. He is facing multiple

charges. His bonds total more than $150,000. The deputy was treated and released for his


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