Deputy back on the job after being shot

Thursday, September 7th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Nowata-AP-- A Nowata County sheriff's deputy whose hand was pierced by a bullet during a shootout with two suspects has returned to work to hunt for one of the men.

Sergeant Billy Scott says he was eager to get back to work today, a day after exchanging gunfire with the men and wounding Bill Guthrie of Childers in the head.

Law officers had been searching for Guthrie in connection with an armed robbery in Bartlesville. Scott spotted Guthrie and Guthrie's uncle, Steve Hindman, in a car yesterday afternoon and pulled them over.

He says the suspects fired on him when he got out of his patrol car.

Scott says he emptied 35 to 40 rounds from his sidearm and as many as 40 to 50 rounds from his rifle. He says the suspects fired a similar barrage at him.

Authorities are continuing to search the woods near the Verdigris River and Big Creek for Hindman.