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Leesburg man charged with attacking deputy

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Authorities charged a Leesburg man earlier this month after he allegedly assaulted a deputy in November.

Calhoun County sheriff’s deputies charged Chadwick Wade Rochester, 51, with second-degree assault.

According to his arrest warrant, Rochester on Nov. 21 drove at a “high rate of speed,” dragging the deputy behind the vehicle.

Attempts to reach deputies Thursday for more details were unsuccessful.

Rochester was booked into jail and was released on $7,500 bond Tuesday, according to jail staff. He is set to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13 for a preliminary hearing.

Second-degree assault is a Class C felony, which can result in up to a decade in prison and up to $15,000 in fines, according to state law.

Contact Staff Writer Mia Kortright at 256-235-3563.