Report says game warden run over, dragged

NEWTON, Texas (AP) - The Newton County sheriff says that a game warden was hit and dragged by a vehicle while making a traffic stop.

Sheriff Joe Walker tells Beaumont television station KFDM that the warden was hit in a rural area south of Newton on Thursday evening.

Authorities are now searching for the red extended cab pickup truck that hit the warden.

The station says the unidentified game warden was transported to a hospital.

A call to the Newton County Sheriff's Office by The Associated Press was not immediately returned.

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