Deputy's hand cut off during arrest

CLAY COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A Clay County deputy is recovering at UAB after doctors had to re-attach his hand.

Investigators say officers were trying to arrest a man when he cut off the deputy's right hand with a bush-axe.

The incident happened at a home off Sawmill Road near Alabama 79 and 149.

The man they were trying to arrest was shot and killed by a deputy.

The sheriff's office is not releasing the name of the suspect or the deputy involved but said the deputy  had been with them for about three years.