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UPDATE: Suspect wanted for assault on Brookhaven Police officer captured in Lowndes County

A Brookhaven native wanted by Brookhaven Police for striking an officer as she fled a traffic stop has been captured in Lowndes County.

Tiffany Michelle Smith, 38, whose address is listed as 2315 Northhaven Drive in Columbus, was arrested Sunday at 5:54 p.m. at 7803 Hwy. 182 East, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. She will be transferred to Lincoln County soon, a deputy said.

Smith left a traffic stop early Saturday, injuring an officer. The officer was treated and released at King’s Daughters Medical Center for her injuries, Capt. Clint Earls said.

Earls said Smith was driving a silver 2005 Nissan Murano, with an out-of-county tag tag Saturday afternoon. Smith will likely be charged with assault on a police officer, Earls said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Brookhaven Police Department at 601-833-2424, or Crime Stoppers at 601-823-0150.