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Versailles woman accused of trying to run over officer; faces attempted murder charge

FRANKFORT — A Versailles woman was jailed on an attempted murder charge for allegedly trying to run over a police officer Saturday night in Georgetown. A Scott County deputy sheriff is on administrative leave after he shot at the woman to stop her from running him over, Kentucky State Police said Sunday.

Glenna J. Sutherland, 57, of Versailles is being held in the Scott County Detention Center, state police said.

State police said Versailles police responded to a call about a fight about 9 p.m. Saturday night in Versailles. Sutherland was driving away from the fight. Versailles police attempted to pull Sutherland over, but she refused to stop. Versailles, Georgetown police and Scott County sheriff deputies tried to pull her over on Main Street in downtown Georgetown. They were eventually able to get Sutherland to stop, but Sutherland then backed into a Versailles police cruiser and then tried to run over the deputy. The deputy, who has not been identified, then fired one shot into Sutherland's vehicle, striking Sutherland, according to the state police.

Sutherland then drove to Georgetown Community Hospital, where she was treated and then transferred to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. Sutherland left UK Hospital against her doctor's wishes.

In addition to attempted murder, Sutherland faces traffic charges. It's not clear why Sutherland ran from police.

The Kentucky State Police is investigating the shooting.

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