Officers from the Henderson County Sheriff's Department are leading a search for a man who assaulted a deputy on Thursday evening.

The deputy stopped the suspect on FM 607 when an altercation occurred in which the suspect ended up striking the deputy with a pistol and running away from the scene.

Sheriff Hillhouse said all of his staff members are out searching for the suspect, accompanied by various law enforcement agencies, including U.S. Marshals as well as search dogs.

The search is currently running through FM 607 heading toward Leagueville.