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Deputy injured in struggle with naked man

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 9:46 PM
Last updated Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 12:04 AM
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A Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy broke his ankle Sunday during an altercation with a naked Augusta man who was throwing himself against the glass windows of several Broad Street businesses.

Deputies Ronald Blanton and Nicholas Burdette first responded to the 600 block of Broad Street about 4:20 a.m. and found the man in a parking area with no shoes, one sock and “acting in a strange manner,” according to an incident report.

The deputies called an ambulance when the suspect said he was having chest pains and trouble breathing. While Blanton was gathering information, the suspect took off running west on Broad Street and stripped off all his clothes.

In the 800 block, the man threw himself against the plate glass windows but did not cause any damage, according to the report. The deputies tried to restrain the suspect, but he resisted and tried to “physically throw them to the ground.”

Blanton’s left ankle buckled and broke, according to the report. Gold Cross ambulance medics arrived at the scene and witnessed the altercation.

Blanton and the suspect were transported to University Hospital. The suspect will be charged with felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

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Patty-P
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Patty-P 01/28/13 - 03:35 am
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At least he didn't try to

At least he didn't try to chew their faces off.

Jane18
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Jane18 01/28/13 - 06:10 am
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Chewing

Thanks for the laugh Patty-P!!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/28/13 - 08:40 am
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The Deputy

should have just given him a "Yank" maneuver and saved his ankle.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 01/28/13 - 08:40 am
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Man in the strip club area acting strange

This part is not so unusual.

Running around naked outside vs inside one of the clubs, well yes,
that is strange.

The RCSO Deputy ☺ got a good hold on him ☺ to get the nut jobs attention and keep the nut job down.

BTW: Given the article, the few readers that did not previously understand why Deputies wear gloves, should now.

thecraftman
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thecraftman 01/28/13 - 07:14 pm
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no clothes

what about the indesent exposure charge?

my.voice
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my.voice 01/28/13 - 09:52 pm
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Caution: Slippery when wet :)

Caution: Slippery when wet :)

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 01/28/13 - 10:13 pm
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Glad to see

You all think it is a joke that a Deputy got hurt. Would you have tried to take control of the naked man your self's???

Patty-P
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Patty-P 01/28/13 - 10:44 pm
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justputtin
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justputtin 01/29/13 - 07:28 am
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AC

You have provided this officers co workers with priceless ammo to harass him forever! You have reckless, thoughtless headline writers. I say to them......."well done"! :)

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belle 01/29/13 - 08:02 am
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justputtin, trust me, his co-workers will come up with much worse jabs than any of us could ever do. These officers give each other a hard time. Why not, gotta release that stress somewhere.

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