KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A man has been captured in Anderson County this evening by Knox County Sheriff’s Office after a gunshot was fired at a deputy.

KCSO was actively searching for 51-year-old Floyd Allen Dalton Jr.

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Floyd Allen Dalton Jr. (Courtesy of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office)

A deputy was attempting to pull over a truck on Dry Gap Pike around 11:15 a.m. Monday for reckless driving when Dalton, who was armed, fired at least one round at the patrol officer.

The deputy was not injured, according to KCSO.

Dalton abandoned the vehicle on Sanford Road on Oakcrest Road and fled on foot. A sheriff’s office spokesperson described him as a White male approximately 30-40 years of age who was wearing a red sleeveless shirt and a light-colored ballcap.

Online flight records show a Knox County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was deployed in the area for over an hour. A K-9 was also utilized in the search.

KCSO said Dalton has been taken into custody without further incident. He was also found with an accomplice who will be identified and charged.

Dalton had outstanding warrants and additional charges which will be forthcoming, according to KCSO.

Nearby Norwood Elementary and West Haven Elementary were temporarily put on lockdown, a Knox County School spokesperson said.