Deputies grappled with a suspect Tuesday after they tried to handcuff him outside an apartment in the 1000 block of Woods Edge Drive, a Richmond County sheriff's report shows.
The two deputies were searching for a wanted man around noon at his home in Building 1048 when they spotted the suspect, George Dukes, who walked away when he saw deputies, the report says.
The deputies initially identified the suspect by his cell phone, which rang when they called the number provided by an investigator.
When they went to handcuff him so they could identify Dukes by a photo, Dukes reportedly shoved deputies and tried to choke one of them.
After a fight that left scratches on a deputy's face and neck, Dukes was subdued with pepper spray and arrested on charges
of obstruction of an officer and giving a false name to an officer.