Ga. lawmaker accused of choking teen

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MACON, Ga. — A central Geor­gia sheriff is seeking state assistance as he investigates claims that a Georgia legislator choked a teenager during a public event.

A woman says Sen. David Lucas placed his hands around her 14-year-old son's neck at a campaign event for Lucas' wife.  FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
A woman says Sen. David Lucas placed his hands around her 14-year-old son's neck at a campaign event for Lucas' wife.

The Macon Telegraph reported that Bibb County Sheriff David Davis asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for help
with allegations concerning state Sen. David Lucas of Macon.

Davis said Friday that he had “the utmost confidence in the unbiased skills of the Bibb sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division,” but that an outside agency should be involved given the political nature of the incident.

A woman accused Lucas of putting his hands around the neck of her 14-year-old son during a campaign event held Wednesday for Lucas’ wife, Macon Councilwoman Elaine Lucas.

The senator denied choking the youth. He said he began to lose his temper and was restrained by others at the event.

Elaine Lucas is running against Terry Tripp for a seat for the new Macon-Bibb County consolidated government. Members of Tripp’s family showed up at the Lucas event, resulting in a verbal dispute that involved the son of David and Elaine Lucas.

The sheriff’s office said it is interviewing witnesses and reviewing videos taken at the scene.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/24/13 - 08:11 pm
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Simpsons Episode 114

Homer does this to Bart all the time!

KSL
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KSL 08/24/13 - 08:25 pm
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Bizarre

Bizarre

Pops
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Pops 08/24/13 - 08:27 pm
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I have heard of this clown before

Macon area.....has a crazy, racist (like himself) wife........
This is not the first time he has been accused of violent behavior.......

gargoyle
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gargoyle 08/24/13 - 09:27 pm
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Macon is consolidating city

Macon is consolidating city and county government, let the circus begin. No room for statesmen only gold digging clowns.

SB3
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SB3 08/24/13 - 09:49 pm
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Shall we play?

Name that party?

Darby
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Darby 08/24/13 - 11:10 pm
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"Members of Tripp’s family showed up at the

Lucas event..."

.
Now that's just not cool. You don't go to your opponents fund-raiser or other event. It's just not done!

SB3
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SB3 08/25/13 - 02:53 am
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Seriously,

If it had been a Republican, it would have been mentioned in the first or second paragraph.

jmo
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jmo 08/25/13 - 06:17 am
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Any chance.....

of talking our commissioners into moving to Macon and showing those find folks how to run an "effective" consolidated government?

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 08/25/13 - 07:40 am
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I simply

Unpublished

don't understand why people think racism is a whites only issue. Whether it's guts or shear stupidity, I will at least let you know where I stand.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/25/13 - 08:11 am
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wow

Just waiting on the video...I'm sure someone has it on tape. :)

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/25/13 - 08:37 am
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What's The Big Deal

of this low level politician choking one person while campaigning....Heck, we have a King SMBNCICBHO(M), The Hammer & Sickle man choking the entire United States of America daily.

SB3
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SB3 08/25/13 - 09:09 am
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At this point,

What difference does it make?

(Do I need a /sarc tag here? Probably so.)

Darby
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Darby 08/25/13 - 10:50 am
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No, Hillary, you don't...

Anyone with half a brain knows where you're coming from.

SB3
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SB3 08/25/13 - 11:41 am
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Darby,

You do know I was mocking Hillary, right?

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Little Lamb 08/25/13 - 09:36 pm
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Mason

We've had some choking incidents right here in Augusta local government.

Darby
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Darby 08/26/13 - 12:29 am
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SB3 - Is that a joke... or something???

If I didn't know that, would I have written my 10:50 am post?

Yours was a great comment until you felt the need to explain it.

Only someone living in a cave in Afghanistan could have missed your meaning.

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