Search for Man Wanted for Shooting Sheriff’s Deputy Continues

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The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for Jordan Spates, 27, of Rockford, the man accused of shooting Deputy Stephen Wright early Saturday morning.

Spates is accused of shooting the deputy following a traffic stop near Springfield and Prairie Road in Rockford. He then ran off and remains at large. He’s charged with aggravated battery to a police officer with a firearm.

The deputy is expected to survive, but will likely require several surgeries to recover from his injuries.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Deputy Wright to assist in medical expenses. That can be found here.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Spates is asked to call police at 815-282-2600.

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