A Great Valley man was charged with assaulting a deputy after his vehicle was stopped on Route 219 at 1 a.m. Sunday.
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Deputy Allen Defoe charged Christopher J. Light, 24, of Zewick Road, with felony assault, resisting arrest, obstruction of government administration, driving while intoxicated and several traffic violations.
Defoe said Light and another occupant of the vehicle fled on foot. After he was found hiding in a creek bed, Light struck Defoe several times in the head and face, according to the deputy. Defoe was treated in Olean General Hospital and released. Salamanca police assisted.