Wanted Augusta man flees deputy on foot, arrested

An Augusta man with four outstanding warrants, including two felonies, was arrested Wednesday on Collier Road.

Kendal Bernard Heath, 32, was stopped for a possible window-tint violation by Deputy William Mundy, and gave the deputy a false name and date of birth, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report.

Heath fled the car and began running, jumping several fences into private backyards with the deputy in pursuit, according to the report.
When Mundy caught up with him, Heath said, “I ain’t going to jail,” and took a stance that indicated he would resist arrest, the incident report said. Mundy struck him in the leg with his baton and placed him in custody, according to the report.

Heath was charged with misdemeanor obstruction, giving false information, driving while suspended and window-tint violation.

He also was wanted on warrants charging possession of alprazolam, possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm, plus bench warrants from Superior and State courts.

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