The Madison County deputy in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head following a high-speed chase last Thursday morning is Bradley Sullivan who grew up at Nanih Waiya.

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said on Monday said Sullivan was “stable but facing a long road.”

“While we know the hurdles are high, we know that our strength lies in our Lord and savior,” Tucker said. “We will overcome all obstacles. God is the greatest of physicians and his powers are unlimited.”

Sullivan was wounded around 7:15 a.m. Sept. 5. After the suspect, identified as Edgar James Egbert of Canton, crashed his vehicle into a ditch, he exited and started shooting. Other law enforcement officers involved in the pursuit returned fire, hitting the suspect in the shoulder before taking him into custody.

Sullivan was airlifted to UMMC.

The chairman of the hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Alan Jones, said the deputy was awake and talking to doctors when he arrived, but was admitted to the intensive care unit in critical condition.

“He will need some additional surgery,” Jones said.

Tucker said his deputies had responded to a call about a domestic dispute that had escalated into a hostage situation when the suspect jumped in a vehicle and sped away.

Madison County District Attorney John Bramlett said the investigation has been turned over to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.

Egbert is charged with six counts attempted murder of law enforcement officers, one count of kidnapping and one count of felony fleeing.

A fund has been set up to help Sullivan during his recovery. Anyone can go to any BankPlus location and donate in the name of Bradley Sullivan.