Burke County man accused of punching deputy at club

Sidney Daniel Nelson

A 21-year-old Burke County man remains in jail after being combative while being escorted from The Country Club for fighting early Sunday.


According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, Sidney Daniel Nelson, of Sardis, Ga., was escorted from the Washington Road club shortly after midnight for shoving someone on the dance floor. He then became combative with a deputy.

Police said Nelson began punching Officer Joshua Bartlett in the chest and body while trying to take the officer to the ground.

Bartlett “applied two closed-hand punches to Nelson’s face to regain compliance,” the report states.

From the back of the patrol car, Nelson continued to threaten the deputy and demanded he be released from his handcuffs so he could continue to “beat” Bartlett, the report says.

Nelson was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was treated for a broken nose. He was then booked into the Richmond County jail on felony obstruction charges.



Tue, 01/23/2018 - 23:44

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