Man, deputy injured in scuffle

An Augusta man fleeing police today wound up with a face full of pepper spray and a head injury, according to an incident report.

Marion Dwayne Terry led Deputy Julio Concepcion on a short car chase around 4 a.m., then jumped out of his 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass at the intersection of Crawford Avenue and Franklin Lane, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report said.

As he ran away, Terry fell down then elbowed Concepcion in the eye as the officer tried to detain him, the report said. Concepcion, who suffered a black eye, dropped his police radio and lost his baton during a three-minute effort to detain him, the report said.

Sprayed twice with pepper spray and struck several times with the baton, Terry was taken to Medical College of Georgia with a head injury, according to the report.

Terry told deputies he ran because his license was suspended.

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