Arrest after high-speed chase

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An early morning complaint about a fight in a gas station parking lot led to a high-speed pursuit Monday on Gordon Highway.

Deputies were sent to the Circle K at 1947 Gordon Highway around 1 a.m. to break up the fight. The reporting deputy said he saw a black car pulling away from the pumps and motioned for it to stop.

The car’s driver, Ladon Brantley Burley, appeared “very nervous” and drove away when the deputy asked Burley to step out of the car for officer safety, a Richmond County sheriff’s report says.

Deputies gave chase at a “high rate of speed” before Burley pulled over at the Waffle House at 2057 Gordon Highway, a report says. Burley said he was nervous because he had a half-rolled marijuana blunt in the car, which he tossed out the window during the chase, according to a report. Burley, 27, of the 2300 block of Canberra Court, was taken to jail and issued citations for fleeing, attempting to elude and reckless driving.

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TK3
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TK3 02/27/12 - 10:52 am
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So is this an arbitrary car

So is this an arbitrary car stop requirement or a new standard now?
"step out of the car for officer safety"

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/27/12 - 11:07 am
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The suspect admitted to

The suspect admitted to littering. Why not book him for that?

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/27/12 - 11:28 am
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Guess he had not been

Guess he had not been mirandized yet, LL?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/27/12 - 11:38 am
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Good call, Willow. Good

Good call, Willow. Good morning to you. It's almost lunchtime.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 02/27/12 - 11:55 am
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TK3 - why don't you try

TK3 - why don't you try making a stop at 1 AM - - -

farrowtrent
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farrowtrent 02/27/12 - 12:36 pm
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seriously?? i would think

seriously?? i would think that he should be charged no matter what.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 02/27/12 - 01:52 pm
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Ah, the Monday morning QB's.

Ah, the Monday morning QB's. TK3, whatever it takes to keep officers safe. You would agree, correct? I personally want the suspect to stay in the car, but each officer is different. Bottom line is, do what the officer says, and generally everything will turn out ok.

mudduck357
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mudduck357 02/27/12 - 02:29 pm
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Once you step out of the

Once you step out of the vehicle, if you have not already been arrested, you are subject to a whole different set of laws (not in your favor).
TK3, this sounds arbitrary. Also confusing, as they always say stay in car when pulled over.

mudduck357
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mudduck357 02/27/12 - 02:32 pm
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fatboyhog If you've ever deal

fatboyhog

If you've ever deal with Burke cty law enforcement, do what the officer says, and generally everything will turn out easier for the officer, but Not ok for you.

follower
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follower 02/27/12 - 02:56 pm
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The best option is to not put

The best option is to not put yourself in a position to have to meet an officer in an official capacity. If you're nice, they'll be nice. If you aren't suspicious, they won't be nervous. If you have nothing to hide, they'll have nothing to find.

Unless your work or an emergency demands otherwise, not much good is going on at 1am.

SAPCS
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SAPCS 02/27/12 - 04:36 pm
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Three local officers have

Three local officers have lost their lives inside of four months. You want me to step outside of my car? Sure, officer. Which foot should I lead with?

Kyle Martin
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Kyle Martin 02/27/12 - 05:00 pm
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The report said that Burley

The report said that Burley was acting "very nervous." This included moving his hands inside the vehicle as if hiding something and his eyes looking left to right, according to a report. I wasn't there, but apparently the deputy felt in danger and asked Burley to step out of the car.

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Dixieman 02/27/12 - 09:27 pm
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I thought you were supposed

I thought you were supposed to stay in your car.
And I also thought that with the officer approaching on the driver's side of your car and staying very close to it, that made it very difficult - almost impossible - for the driver to turn and fire a weapon over his should at the officer. I thought this was SOP. Are the police posting here saying it could go either way? Advice on what to do would be welcome.
Not that I get stopped a lot...
And I like the idea of the littering charge!!

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GaStang22 02/28/12 - 12:47 am
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I would think you are
Unpublished

I would think you are supposed to stay in your car, unless they tell you to get out. lol Then get out!! If you notice most of the time when you are pulled over for a traffic violation you stay in the car, if its a situation they think you are dangerous or have a weapon they get the perp to get out and walk back to them with hands up! lol This officer said the guy was acting sketchy so it fits for a get out of the car move so they can get them out with hands up to make sure they do not have a weapon while they sit back by the cruiser so they have some cover in case there is a gun.

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JRC2024 02/28/12 - 08:19 am
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If you have nothing to hide

If you have nothing to hide then just get out, get it over with and go on your way. Protection of the officer is the important thing.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/28/12 - 08:41 am
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Good point, JRC. If he had

Good point, JRC. If he had got out of the car and co-operated with the officer, apologized for being involved in the fighting, the officer would likely have let him go, and he would not have had to throw his blunt out the window.

:-)

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