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Deputy suffers concussion in scuffle

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 3:29 PM
Last updated 9:18 PM
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Richmond County sheriff’s deputies spent more than an hour Friday searching for a suspect after a deputy was struck in the head and suffered a minor concussion.

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Deputy Jason Cunningham was conducting a check at the Knights Inn, 210 Boy Scout Road, about 12:18 p.m. on a report of suspicious activity.

A news release stated Cunningham was talking to a unidentified man at the scene when the man suddenly jumped a fence and ran. Before the deputy could give chase, he said, he was struck in the back of the head by a second man. The deputy was taken to University Hospital for treatment, but has since been released and is recovering at home.

Police with search dogs looked for both suspects in the area of Boy Scout Road and Center West Parkway for more than an hour but were unsuccessful.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1080 or 821-1020.

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AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 08/15/14 - 02:35 pm
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Grrrrrr. Don't you be

Grrrrrr. Don't you be striking the back of my deputies heads!!! I hope the perp runs into a stray bear.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/15/14 - 03:28 pm
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Time to move

This is just getting too close for comfort. That area of Washington Road is quickly deteriorating into the same kind of place that Wrightsboro Road became.

myfather15
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myfather15 08/15/14 - 04:33 pm
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Exact reason I stated in the

Exact reason I stated in the thread about Ferguson, that you don't fight with the police. A deputy rendered unconscious is defenseless, then his weapon can be used against him. If the offender is "winning" the fight, the deputy can justify using deadly force, even if the offender is not armed!! Deputies are always armed (of course) and if they're getting plummeted by someone, they can't allow themselve to be completely knocked out; because then you never know what's going to happen!

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nocnoc 08/15/14 - 04:56 pm
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RC had a lot less repeat problems in 1950's & 60's

When a visit to the Levee (Lovers lane) swamp was a way point before heading to the 4th street jail.

Many a South South problem person had it make clear it, was time to behave or leave Augusta. Because the next visit was a midnight swim amongst the Cypress trees.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/15/14 - 05:09 pm
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"A deputy rendered

"A deputy rendered unconscious is defenseless, then his weapon can be used against him."

That is why the crying about "shooting an unarmed man" does not bother me a bit nowadays. We all know how they like to do those sucker punches. Remember the "knock out" game? With the thugs our officers are having to deal with, if they don't shoot them they will be punched and overpowered. They will try that on a cop in a heartbeat. My guess is that is what happened in MO.

Patrol officers should travel in pairs.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/15/14 - 05:56 pm
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I see on the evening news

I see on the evening news they just showed video of the poor little "unarmed" teen in MO strong armed robbing a convenience store and pushing the owner around 15 minutes before he got shot. Hell, give the cop a medal and put him back on duty.

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jmo 08/15/14 - 06:13 pm
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nocnoc...

You forgot to add "with more chains than they can carry".

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historylover 08/15/14 - 06:32 pm
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Nocnoc

Darn you must be old! Lover's Lane? Oh well, I'm old enough too, but I don't support the way things used to be handled. I can remember sitting at the breakfast table when a friend of my father's sat down in uniform and told us all how he had broken his blackjack over some guys head. Even at 10 or so I realized that those things were made of bound leather and he broke one?? I was so appalled. Perhaps that one man's comments that morning made me the liberal, peace loving person I try to be today.

As for this deputy getting knocked in the head, I hope they catch the guys and put them where they belong, in jail of course.

One comment though. When did our deputies get so fat? Almost everyone of them in the shots on tv were just out and out obese. How do they pass the PT requirements or doesn't ARC have any?

myfather15
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myfather15 08/16/14 - 04:16 am
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dichotomy

Yes, Michael Brown; or "Big Mike" (6'04 290lbs) the one they called "gentle giant" didn't look so gentle when grabbing the store owner by the throat, then pushing him back when he was trying to stop the "gentle giant" from leaving!!

He looked more like the very large BULLY; that he actually was!! He didn't even rob the store with a gun, he knew he was too big and strong for the store owner to handle, so he just strong armed him!! THAT, is called a classic BULLY!!!

willie Lee
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willie Lee 08/16/14 - 08:23 am
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Only a concusion?

willie Lee
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willie Lee 08/16/14 - 08:24 am
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Only a concussion?

Angelo298
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Angelo298 08/16/14 - 08:38 am
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Really!

All this over a concussion?

jimmymac
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jimmymac 08/16/14 - 10:53 am
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Typically his family said he was a good boy that was going ot go to college and he would never do anything bad. He was a sweet gentle giant. That crap has been the talking points nearly every time some thug has been shot.

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