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Man eludes Richmond County police after being shocked twice by Taser; Suspect remains at large

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A Richmond County deputy used a Taser twice Wednesday night to subdue a fleeing suspect, but the man still managed to get away.

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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.

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dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/03/14 - 11:04 pm
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Should have used his gun

Should have used his gun instead of the Taser. Then at least he could have followed the blood trail.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/04/14 - 07:22 am
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Indicted November 15, 2011

Brandon Markie Lasseter, 27, of the 1000 block of Kent Street, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and misdemeanor counts of reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, excessive window tint and speeding

History repeats itself....

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/04/14 - 08:14 am
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Apartment Complex

Is that what we call a 50++ year old Project now?

The area is so depressed and crime ridden, that the Honey Hole Liquor store appeared to closed up a month ago as we rode by in Augusta.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/04/14 - 08:22 am
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BTW:

Brandon Markie Lasseter HAS HISTORY
In fact he is on PAROLE RIGHT NOW UNTIL 2018 for
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

2011
Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute,
Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime,
Fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer,
Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
and misdemeanor counts of reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, excessive window tint and speeding.

This happen in 2011 and he is back on the streets ALREADY?????

2009
Possession of a controlled substance (methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as Ecstasy, also known as MDMA) with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute

This happen in 2009 and he was back on the streets in less than 2 years.

AN THE LIBERALS WANT MY SELF DEFENSE WEAPON????/

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 07/04/14 - 08:31 am
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test

test

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/04/14 - 09:11 pm
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Should have had "Taser

Should have had "Taser Martin" with his supercharged taser involved.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 07/05/14 - 11:01 am
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This guy is the poster child as an example of the soft sentencing given to felons. He should have still been in prison and a repeat offender should never get probation.

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