WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WALA) - The Walton County Sheriff's Office have arrested a Georgia man who they say ran his vehicle into a deputy cruiser and led officials on a four and a half hour manhunt.
Officials said 22-year-old Steven Ryan Ritchie was driving a Jeep Wrangler which had been reported stolen on Wednesday, August 28 out of Miramar Beach.
A deputy noticed a vehicle fitting the description at a gas station later that day. Authorities said Ritchie rammed the Jeep into the deputy's patrol car, pinning her inside the vehicle. Ritchie fled on foot.
After a four and a half hour search, Ritchie was found and arrested. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, resisting arrest with violence and grand theft auto.
Authorities said the deputy involved in the accident suffered minor injuries. She was treated and released from Sacred Heart Hospital in Walton County.
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