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Pasco deputy knocked out during traffic stop

LAND O'LAKES — Police are searching for a man who knocked out a Pasco County sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop Monday morning.

Sgt. Bill McVey was struck in the head around 2:30 a.m. while investigating a prowling complaint in the Groves subdivision. McVey recognized a man inside the car as being wanted for outstanding warrants. McVey was attacked when he tried to arrest the man.

The attacker and suspected prowler ran nearby the woods, according to police. It is unclear if the men are armed.

Police are searching for Anthony Ray Casey, 21, in connection with the assault and Michael William Ross, 21, of 37470 Acorn Loop in Dade City in the prowling complaint.

McVey is recovering at a local hospital.

Pasco deputy knocked out during traffic stop 07/13/09 [Last modified: Monday, July 13, 2009 12:26pm]

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