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Deputy collapses during altercation

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By Kayla Vaughn

A Lancaster County deputy collapsed shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday while struggling with a suspect along Gold Mine Highway.
Doug Barfield, spokesman for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies responded to a call about a suspicious person stepping out into the road and flagging down cars near the Flat Creek Quick Stop.
Barfield said a deputy concluded that the suspect, Christopher Lynn Beckham, 25, might be mentally unstable and tried to place him in protective custody.


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