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Washington County deputy struck by robbery suspects fleeing in vehicle in Jonesborough

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy is on the mend after being struck by a vehicle last week during a police pursuit in Jonesborough.
Around 11 a.m. on Jan. 2, deputies were called to 310 Sand Valley Road where an armed robbery reportedly had occurred.
WCSO Sgt. Lee Cross began a pursuit of the suspected vehicle shortly after the call came in to 9-1-1. During the pursuit, Officer Gary Daugherty, 46, was struck by the fleeing vehicle as he attempted to deploy stop sticks near the intersection of Charlie Hoss Road and State Route 81 South.
Daugherty, who landed nearly 80 feet away from where he was struck, was transported to an area hospital where he underwent surgery for multiple injuries sustained on the scene.
The suspect vehicle was found crashed a short time later. Three individuals reportedly in the car at the time of the incident were arrested after fleeing on foot from the crashed vehicle.
Dalvin Jashauntelynn Stephens, 18, 1726 Dave Buck Road, Johnson City, was driving the vehicle, police said. He is charged with attempted first-degree murder, robbery, felony evading arrest, failure to yield, driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and three counts of reckless endangerment. Stephens was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $193,750 bond.
Reginald Dewayne Smith, 41, 1419 Colony Park, Johnson City, and Ashley Nichole McGraw, 18, 127 Forest Hill Drive, Johnson City, who police say were riding in the vehicle driven by Stephens, are charged with robbery, evading arrest and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. Bond has been set for Smith and McGraw at $62,000 each.
An investigation is ongoing with additional charges pending.