A Camden County deputy was not injured after reportedly being fired upon Wednesday evening. The suspect in the incident is in custody.

A Camden County deputy was not injured after reportedly being fired upon Wednesday evening. The suspect in the incident is in custody.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, a deputy responded to a residence on Red Barn Road, Osage Beach, around 7:35 p.m. Sept. 20 in reference to a runaway 13-year-old female. The girl had run into the woods prior to the arrival of the deputy, the press release states.

The deputy began walking the power line, repeatedly identifying himself and calling the girl’s name, trying to get her to come out of the woods and talk.

Then the deputy heard a gunshot coming from a residence below him. According to the press release, the deputy continued to identify himself as a Camden County deputy and returned to his vehicle to take cover and call for assistance. As he was doing so, the suspect reportedly fired another shot in the deputy’s direction. 

The deputy noticed a male subject standing in the doorway of the residence where the gunshots were coming from. The man was holding a handgun. 

Continuing to identify himself as law enforcement, the deputy told the man to drop the gun. 

Additional deputies by then arrived on scene, and the man was taken into custody without further incident, the press release states. 

The deputy was uninjured.

The man is Bradford K. Prugh. He is charged with armed criminal action, Class U felony; unlawful use of a weapon, Class B felony; and second degree assault, Class B felony. He is being held in the Camden County Adult Detention Center. Bond was set at $150,000 cash only.

It is unclear what happened with the 13-year-old female. LakeNews is attempting to followup on her status.