John W. Walling Saved by Drowning by Arrest

A Scott County deputy spotted a wanted subject in Fairview who took off on foot through the woods. When the subject reemerged from the woods, walking on Angler’s Way, another sharp eyed deputy spotted him and he jumped into the Clinch River. John W. Walling, from Duffield, Va is wanted in both Scott and Wise Counties.
The deputy entered the river in order to aid the subject, the water level at the time was high and was rushing over his head. The deputy then had to subdue the subject in order to get him to safety. The struggling deputy was thrown a rope from a Gate City Police Officer and another Deputy. They were then able to be pulled to shore and Walling continued to fight against the deputies. Walling had to be subdued a second time in order to get him placed in cuffs.

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