A Richmond County deputy used a Taser twice Wednesday night to subdue a fleeing suspect, but the man still managed to get away.
The suspect, identified as Brandon Markie Lasseter, 30, of the 1600 block of Old Savannah Road, was chased by a deputy after jumping out of his 2003 Lincoln Navigator and running toward an apartment complex on Hollis Road, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
The deputy said he saw “what appeared to be a gun in Lasseter’s right hand” and ordered the suspect to drop it. Lasseter instead pulled his hands close to his body, the report said, and kept running.
As the suspect jumped a fence near the perimeter of the apartment complex, the deputy shocked him with a Taser, according to the report. The deputy shocked Lasseter again, and the suspect said “I’m done. I’m on the ground. I’m not going anywhere.”
However, as the deputy jumped the fence, the suspect “ripped the Taser prongs out of his body and fled on foot towards Olive Road.” The deputy lost sight of Lasseter, who remained at large, the report said.
He is facing citations for failure to maintain lane, driving with a suspended license, fleeing and attempting to elude.