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Update: Names released in Leon County Deputy attack

Shane Maxwell
Posted at 3:15 AM, Sep 08, 2014
and last updated 2015-10-21 11:00:39-04

Tallahassee, FL (WTXL) -- Leon County Sheriff's Office says the deputy attacked by Shane Maxwell was Neeley Meggs Knight, the daughter of State Attorney Willie Meggs.

Deputies were called to 1400 block of Katie Lois Road around 5:30 a.m. because of an unspecified disturbance, according to LCSO.

Reports say when Deputy Knight arrived, she found 27-year-old Shane Maxwell with a gun. He then attacked Knight giving her a broken nose, fractured cheek bones, and multiple bruises and lacerations.

Knight called for back up and Deputy Kevin Tim arrived. Maxwell tried to run over Tim with a red Honda when Tim fired towards the vehicle. The shot did not hit Maxwell or the vehicle.

Maxwell abandoned the car and ran into the Apalachicola National Forest, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Deputies say they recovered the vehicle on Clydes Lane with an empty gun box. The gun has not been found.

Maxwell was apprehended in a wooded area near Silver Lake Park with the help of Leon County Sheriff's Office K9 units, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Wildlife Commission, Wakulla Correctional Institute, and Liberty Correctional Institute.

Neeley Meggs Knight was treated and released from the hospital. She was injured from multiple punches and kicks to the face and head, according to officers.

Kevin Tim has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal review.

Maxwell was charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, assault on a law enforcement officer, two counts of resisting an officer with violence.