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Burke County man accused of punching deputy at club

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 12:29 PM
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A 21-year-old Burke County man remains in jail after being combative while being escorted from The Country Club for fighting early Sunday.

Sidney Daniel Nelson  SPECIAL
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Sidney Daniel Nelson


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.

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Farmboy
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Farmboy 10/22/12 - 01:12 pm
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I would leave him in jail.

You would not get 1 cent in bail money from me. If you are going to be that stupid, jail is the only place for you. You have no place in society.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 10/22/12 - 01:46 pm
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Who hit who

Wow did this dude get the worst end of his stupid mistake.

If only the LEO could have gotten in a 3rd punch or made the idiot do the funky chicken with the Tazer.

If you are a similar fool, it would well to remember the photo, if you decide to screw with Officer Joshua Bartlett.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 10/22/12 - 01:47 pm
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Alcohol is certainly the fuel

Alcohol is certainly the fuel for a motor mouth.

YeCats
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YeCats 10/22/12 - 02:00 pm
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This is what "treated" looks

This is what "treated" looks like?

obkad
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obkad 10/22/12 - 02:25 pm
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good job fellows

Another example of stupid is as stupid does!!!!!!! Good job RCSD.. he slipped on a bar of soap as we said in the Army!!!!!!!

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 10/22/12 - 02:46 pm
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ROFL...
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OK, this mugshot definitely deserves to be on "The Smoking Gun." What an absolute classic!!

I'm going to give them the heads up on this one.....

john
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john 10/22/12 - 03:05 pm
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haha

"applied"... great verbage.

Tullie
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Tullie 10/22/12 - 04:59 pm
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OMG

I haven't laughed this much in a long time :o)

What an idiot. And he had the nerve to jack his jaws while he was in the back seat: From the rear of the patrol car, Nelson continued to verbally threaten the deputy and demanded he be released from his handcuffs so he could continue to “beat” Bartlett.

Too bad the deputy could not oblige him, look at him LOL...

rebellious
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rebellious 10/22/12 - 05:11 pm
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Nelson

Looks like he hit the Deputy with his nose. Sweet!!!

Compliance achieved after application of heel of hand to bridge of nose.

"I didn't know how many cops it was gonna take to arrest me, but I knew how many they were gonna use" Adapted from Ron White.

my.voice
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my.voice 10/22/12 - 05:13 pm
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Application of Punches

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

I love this story, sounds like the application of "said punches" did in fact regain compliance. LOL The office should have pulled the patrol car over and reapplied them because it sounds like they slipped.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 10/22/12 - 05:38 pm
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This guy
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can vote. Wonder where his brain matter is stored?

goldie53
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goldie53 10/22/12 - 06:40 pm
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"Country club" isn't Sardis

He must have thought "Country Club" was really in the Country like Sardis. Stupid is as stupid does. His face is a mess. Some people should not drink alcohol.

thauch12
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thauch12 10/22/12 - 06:52 pm
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Barbaric...

Was this really necessary? Don't cops have tasers for things like this?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 10/22/12 - 07:03 pm
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Thauch, that question has

Thauch, that question has been asked before and the answer then was NO. ARC officers are not issued Tasers, or were not as of a few months ago.

Too bad, as I would much rather see punks like him writhing on the floor wee-weeing on themselves than have an officer skin his knuckles in a brawl.

jmo
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jmo 10/22/12 - 08:20 pm
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Thauch

He wouldn't have liked the taser either. In his state he probably wouldn't have felt either ( the closed hand application or taser). He might remember next time.

just an opinion
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just an opinion 10/22/12 - 08:40 pm
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Thank goodness he is Caucasian

Otherwise we would have to be listening to Jesse and Al. And locally Mallory Millender.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 10/22/12 - 10:08 pm
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"Barbaric...Was this really

"Barbaric...Was this really necessary? Don't cops have tasers for things like this?"

What's barbaric is some drunk person attempting to fight an officer. If this story is true, Nelson got what he deserved. Have you ever tried to reason with a combative drunk? And while Tasers can be a useful tool, they are hard to use when you are involved in hand to hand combat. Have you ever been rolling around on the ground with a drunk, trying to gain control? I didn't think so..

No, what's barbaric is drunken fools that think that they are 10 feet tall and bullet proof and have zero respect for anyone or authority.

rebellious
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rebellious 10/23/12 - 12:37 am
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He should have been at Walmart

The GSP was at Walmart with the taser. Hey..you can only be in one place at a time!

Ruckus
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Ruckus 10/23/12 - 01:25 am
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SMH

When drinking goes bad should be a new show.. A couple of months ago a man set his head on fire at alley cats...SMH

boomhauer
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boomhauer 10/23/12 - 07:05 am
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He sounds like the perfect
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He sounds like the perfect candidate for World's Dumbest on TruTv...too bad there wasn't a video of it!

Thumbs up to the officer for doing what he had to do, also as drunk as this guy was he could've killed somebody if he was behind the wheel of a car/truck.

Tullie
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Tullie 10/23/12 - 07:06 am
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Barbaric comment

Even if the deputy had used a taser, there would be complaints about that as well. Someone would think that was barbaric.

You do not assault an officer, he got what he deserved.

Nelson started all of this by shoving someone on the dance floor. He was spoiling for a fight and ended up messing with someone that knew how to end one...

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 10/23/12 - 07:19 am
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Sad fact tho

Sad fact though that the taxpayers will foot the hospital visit bill.

It would be an acceptable new law, that criminals are provided basic medical treatment, but are responsible for all medical bills.

justus4
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justus4 10/23/12 - 07:36 am
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Where is the DUI charge?
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Where is the DUI charge? Where are the assault charges? Where is the long list of charges that should apply to such foolish behavior? This guy will not be seriously charged, thus failing to change his behavior. Expect to see him again with more serious violence. A pattern of failures...

beboisme
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beboisme 10/23/12 - 08:34 am
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I see a bloody nose but no

I see a bloody nose but no fat lip, he should have received both! Lucky little boy.

Frank I
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Frank I 10/23/12 - 09:24 am
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OpenCurtain

From the looks of the picture his "treatment" at MCG amounted to someone looking at him, saying "Yep, it's broke. He'll live" and then sending him on his merry way down Walton Way for his stay with the county...

thauch12
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thauch12 10/23/12 - 09:33 am
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?

What's truly unfortunate is that if it were anyone else in the same situation (applying "two closed-hand punches," even to gain "compliance"), they would have been carted off to jail and accused of battery as well. Why should the police be above the law? This could have been handled differently...

john
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john 10/23/12 - 09:57 am
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Punch

Some people are tasked to sometimes use (or apply) violence to protect us. Law enforcement are among those. This knucklehead is lucky he didnt get shot. If he had just left like he was asked to he wouldnt have the broken nose. This fool was looking for a fight and he found one.

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 10/23/12 - 10:42 am
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Good thing he was white.

Good thing he was white. Put a picture like that of a of a black man and see what happens.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 10/23/12 - 11:25 am
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Thauch, were you a witness to

Thauch, were you a witness to this? If so, how could it have been handled differently? If not, then your opinion doesn't have much basis beyond stating that officers shouldn't use more force than is absolutely necessary to subdue a combative subject.
I agree with latter; but on the face of it, this guy had to be forcibly subdued to be taken into custody.
I am a long time critic of Rambo cops that have a swagger because of their authority, but this situation just doesn't relate to that if the details of the situation in the article are accurate.

ohlvcws
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ohlvcws 10/23/12 - 03:32 pm
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DANNY NELSON

WHEN I FIRST KNEW DANNY, HE WAS AS GOOD A KID YOU WOULD KNOW. DO NOT KNOW WHAT HEPPENED, BUT KNOW WHEN HE BEGIN TO CHANGE, WE HAD TO HAVE THE BURKE CO SHERRIFS DEPT REMOVE HIM FROM OUR PLACE. DEPETUY BARTLETT IS LUCKY, BECAUSE YOU KNOW ANONE THAT WILL SHOOT THEIR OWN DADDY 'IS DANGEROUS. HOPE THE COURT SYSTEM WILL PUT HIM WHERE HE WILL NOT BE A THREAT TO NO ONE ELSE.

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