Suspect is arrested after fight with police

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 1:59 AM
Last updated 2:06 AM
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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.

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bclicious
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bclicious 02/16/11 - 06:43 am
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Looks like another one of

Looks like another one of Augusta's fine upstanding citizens was acting up!

Dixieman
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Dixieman 02/16/11 - 07:25 am
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Forgot to take meds.

Forgot to take meds.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/16/11 - 08:04 am
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Sorry about the minor

Sorry about the minor injuries the officer received, but that was great police work. They overwhelmed the man and no one was seriouly injured.

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 02/16/11 - 08:52 am
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Can someone please find the

Can someone please find the dude who once, many, many years ago, got into a fist fight with cops and WON, walking away scotfree?

Whoever he is, he must have bragged up a storm, because 23 gazillion idiots do their best to follow his example...and none of them succeed...EVER.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 02/16/11 - 09:17 am
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"I fought the law and the law

"I fought the law and the law won"....too bad this knucklehead didn't suffer injuries that would prevent anymore altercations the next time he encounters law enforcement.

swinter05
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swinter05 02/16/11 - 10:26 am
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He better be glad he isn't

He better be glad he isn't dead....has anyone learned that the best thing to do is turn around and put your hands up. The cops in the A-U-G do not play....they do their job.

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 02/16/11 - 12:34 pm
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I like the bit where it says

I like the bit where it says "The deputies initially identified the suspect by his cell phone, which rang when they called the number provided by an investigator."

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 02/16/11 - 03:09 pm
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Officers should be allowed to

Officers should be allowed to use more deadly force when a guy like this try’s to hurt them. We're going to start losing cops and they aren't as easy to replace as criminals are. If a perp fights cops, they will KILL CITIZENS. Take um out when they try to take U.S. out.

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Lonewuf 02/16/11 - 03:52 pm
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I used to deliver pizza there

I used to deliver pizza there many many years ago as a side job... It was bad then.... and I'm sure even worse today.... One of the other drivers were robbed and car jacked. We used to call it wood shed, and not woods edge.... I would'nt live there if it was rent free....

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oldfella 02/16/11 - 06:54 pm
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"Can someone please find the

"Can someone please find the dude who once, many, many years ago, got into a fist fight with cops and WON, walking away scotfree?"

I can give you one great example of winning a fight with cops, but the scot free part? Not so much!

When I was stationed at Fort Rucker, Alabama an MP confronted a big ol' country boy civilian for road rage/drunk driving or some routine stop. One MP was detaining the country bumpkin, the other MP (an inexperienced female) was still in the car. The suspect overpowered the first MP, took his baton, and used it on the MP's knees + legs to the point of causing permanent, crippling injury before getting out of Dodge.
The female MP was so freaked out she didn't draw her weapon and come to his aid the second the arrest went South. She did manage to finally make a radio call, and more law enforcement eventually caught the guy, and the MP got medical care. I'm pretty sure he had to leave The Army. His legs were never the same.
Many MP's are not used to dealing with buck-wild civilians who hate you and would kill you if given the chance. Soldiers might try to make a run for it, but physically assaulting an MP is not common, like it is in the civilian world. These MP's were young and naive, and bit off more than they could chew. No military training scenario could prepare them for this level of sudden intense violence.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 02/17/11 - 12:38 am
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Oldfella, unfortunately our

Oldfella, unfortunately our deputies have to deal with situations like that many times each week. A tazer would have put an end to that situation quickly wihtout any injury to either party.

It is past time for the commissoners to properly fund the Sheriff's Office with non-lethal tools at their disposal such as tazers. Deputies should not have to risk further injury or even death while fighting with suspects being arrested. Furthermore, studies indicate that officers merely carrying a tazer are far less to have to get into hand to hand combat with suspects. Additionally, when a tazer must be used, it is far less likely that the suspect will recevie any real injuries compared to being struck by an ASP, flashlight or club or even in hand to hand combat against the officer(s). As for the officers theirselves, they are far safer carrying tazers and have another option at times instead of having to draw their weapon and shooting a suspect.

RCSO need tazers to reduce their risk, the risk to a suspect and to provide them with another non-lethal option.

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kcrobertson22 02/17/11 - 02:45 am
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I am ashamed to say I live in

I am ashamed to say I live in the complex mentioned. Albeit there have been improvements, it is a lost cause. For every step forward this place takes they go back 5. There has been

- a schizophrenic guy off his meds, kicking in peoples doors, shooting his gun in the building behind me. It took RCPD to 5 days and 5 visits to do anything.

-Another guy commited sucide..same bldg (they claim anyway but we don't believe it)

-A woman buying drugs got ripped off and almost drove through someones apt chasing the guy down

These are just a few of the gems here. We are on our 5th manager in less than a year of living here. There are atleast 5 evictions weekly.

1 more month left on our lease and we are getting the heck out of here.

There is so much that could be exposed about this place that would shut it down quickly but no one will talk. I mean MAJOR health violations.

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