Man from Springfield in Custody, Accused of Drug Charges and Shooting Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy
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Man from Springfield in Custody, Accused of Drug Charges and Shooting Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy

A man from Springfield is in jail, and a Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy is recovering after a shooting incident near the intersection of Blaine and Fremont.

Authorities say they arrived at the home of 41-year-old Theodore Davis Monday afternoon to serve an arrest warrant.

Davis was wanted on multiple felony drug charges. However, when deputies arrived he became hostile, and opened fire.

He fired several shots outside the home, with one bullet hitting a deputy in his specialized protective vest that included a rifle-plate to protect from gunfire.

The officer avoided life-threatening injuries, and the latest report from medical personnel says he is in stable condition.

After the initial shooting, Sheriff Jim Arnott says more deputies, and members of the Springfield Police Department, arrived at the scene. At its height, more than 100 law enforcement officers were on site to set up a perimeter around the home.

A short while later, authorities were able to talk Davis out of the home to surrender peacefully.

He was booked into the Greene County Jail on drug charges, but will soon be officially charged with crimes stemming from the shooting and standoff.