Wrens man accused of shooting fleeing suspect is now out of jail

A man accused of shooting a fleeing suspect in his backyard has been released from jail.


Andrew Newton Swan Sr., 56, of Wrens, Ga., was released from the Jefferson County jail on Monday on a $25,000 bond, according to a jail administrator.

Mr. Swan was charged with aggravated assault after he shot Brian Santana Lane, 24, of Louisville, Ga., who was running from police after eluding a traffic stop Saturday afternoon, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The resident saw Mr. Lane climbing over his fence and running across a pasture beside his home, and he tried to stop him by shooting at him. Mr. Lane had left his car at the intersection of Campground and Quaker roads, about four miles east of Wrens, to avoid deputies who were trying to stop him for illegally passing motorists.

Mr. Swan told police he yelled for Mr. Lane to stop before pulling a gun from his all-terrain vehicle and shooting him. Mr. Lane was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, and was listed over the weekend in “guarded condition.”

Mr. Lane will face several traffic-related charges after he is released from MCG.


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