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Man accused of shooting DeKalb deputy out of hospital, in jail

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

The man accused of shooting a DeKalb County Sheriff's deputy in April has recovered enough from his own injuries for a release from the hospital into police custody.

Indiana State Police said Joshua D. Mumma was taken to the DeKalb County jail, where he was booked on charges including attempted murder with a firearm, dealing in methamphetamine and disarming a law enforcement officer.

In all, he faces five felony charges.

Officials expect to transfer Mumma to the Allen County Jail shortly.

Mumma pulled over in a traffic stop April 10 after an officer noted an equipment violation. During that stop, a police K-9 alerted the officer to drugs in the vehicle.

A physical altercation followed, and that's when -- according to ISP detectives -- Mumma pulled and aimed a .38 caliber handgun at Deputy Todd McCormick, who drew his service weapon in response.

According to the ISP:

Multiple shots were fired from Mumma’s handgun before the fight continued outside the car and onto the ground. It is further alleged that Mumma pointed his gun at Garrett Police Officer Alicia Castro and pulled the trigger, but a round was not fired.

The fight for both Mumma and McCormick’s handguns continued until Castro shot Mumma with her duty sidearm and McCormick shot him with the. 38 caliber.  McCormick sustained severe wounds to both of his hands, and Mumma was hospitalized for the wounds he sustained.  Castro was not injured.  Further investigation uncovered more than 30 grams of methamphetamine inside of Mumma’s vehicle.

Both McCormick and Castro were cleared of any wrongdoing and have returned to work. McCormick is currently serving in a limited capacity as he continues to recover from his injuries.

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