Man running from police shot by citizen

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A Jefferson County man is in jail after shooting a suspect running from police in his backyard.

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Andrew Newton Swan

Andrew Newton Swan Sr., 56, of Wrens, is being held at the Jefferson County Jail pending a charge of aggravated assault, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff's Department news release. He shot Brian Santana Lane, 24, of Louisville, who was fleeing from police after eluding a traffic stop, authorities said.

Mr. Lane is in "guarded condition" at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics.

Mr. Swan saw Mr. Lane climbing over his fence and running across a pasture beside his home Saturday afternoon when attempted to stop him by shooting at him.

Mr. Lane was on the run from Jefferson Sheriff's Department deputies who attempted to stop his vehicle after he illegally passed motorists around 2:55 p.m. Saturday. The chase exceeded speeds above 100 mph and ended when Mr. Lane stopped his vehicle near the intersection of Campground and Quaker road, about three miles east of Wrens. He left his female passenger behind in the vehicle.

Mr. Swan heard the sirens and soon noticed Mr. Lane entering his backyard. He was tending to his livestock when he attempted to stop Mr. Lane by chasing him with an all-terrain vehicle and firing shots at him.

Mr. Swan told police he yelled at the man several times to stop before firing the shot that struck Mr. Lane. He stopped a passing motorist and instructed him to call 911 after the shooting.

Shortly after, deputies arrived and remained until an ambulance arrived. Mr. Lane remains at MCG and will face several traffic charges upon release.

The female passenger was questioned Saturday but will not face any charges.

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cajunnana2000
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cajunnana2000 06/27/09 - 11:45 pm
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When was he deputized,I see a

When was he deputized,I see a law suite.......

andrew412
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andrew412 06/27/09 - 11:55 pm
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i believe in the right to

i believe in the right to bear arms and all... but this is just stupid. let the police do their own work and stick to the livestock Mr. Swan!

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 06/28/09 - 12:47 am
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Here's hoping that there's no

Here's hoping that there's no Jefferson County grand juror who'll vote to indict Mr. Sawn.

El Guapo
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El Guapo 06/28/09 - 12:58 am
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The perp was trespassing, and

The perp was trespassing, and he was verbally warned several times. Too bad he didn't get the head shot.

sassygalady30
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sassygalady30 06/28/09 - 01:18 am
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jump my fence ill shot u

jump my fence ill shot u to..he was in the wrong n got shot..hate it jump agin ...if the cops did there job we wouldn't have to

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/28/09 - 04:06 am
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well said sassy ...what I can

well said sassy ...what I can make out......yer grmer is reel good

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/28/09 - 04:07 am
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Are you the tool in the

Are you the tool in the photo?

55 F-100
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55 F-100 06/28/09 - 04:52 am
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Trespassing......suspicion

Trespassing......suspicion that Lane is a fleeing felon when Swan heard the sirens........Swan shouted commands for Lane to "stop" and commands were ignored......Swan should have run him over with the ATV and held him for the Deputies. Aggravated Assault?--------No, sounds like a citizen arrest to me as it will to the grand jurors......give Swan a commendation and a "thug-bouncer" frontend apparatus for his ATV.

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/28/09 - 05:01 am
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too funny.....yeeeehaw

too funny.....yeeeehaw

perymason
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perymason 06/28/09 - 05:30 am
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Appears Swan needs target

Appears Swan needs target practice!

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/28/09 - 05:40 am
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Andrew newton Swan is an

Andrew newton Swan is an American idiot

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/28/09 - 05:41 am
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I bet Lane thought he'd

I bet Lane thought he'd landed in hill billy hell when Swan started after him. "It's gettin' so a bro can't have NO fun". This would have never happened in sophisticated areas like Detroit or Los Angeles. LOL

heartablazing
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heartablazing 06/28/09 - 05:42 am
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Mr. Swan heard nearby sirens

Mr. Swan heard nearby sirens and soon saw Mr. Swan entering his backyard.Somebody didn't proof read.

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/28/09 - 05:52 am
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pt means well but it's brain

pt means well but it's brain stops short of ........

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/28/09 - 05:53 am
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It's pat...is that you? shoot

It's pat...is that you? shoot them if ya got them.

jboy
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jboy 06/28/09 - 05:58 am
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we need more of this kind of

we need more of this kind of citizen involvement to stop these beasts.

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/28/09 - 05:58 am
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Visit Mrs Swan in jail PT

Visit Mrs Swan in jail PT with your blazing heart

TORTURE
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TORTURE 06/28/09 - 05:59 am
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I hope they put Mr. Swan in

I hope they put Mr. Swan in the cell with big Tryone,a thug,their no guns in jail Mr. Swan you will need to stand up.

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/28/09 - 06:00 am
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jboy could make it a three

jboy could make it a three way

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 06/28/09 - 06:12 am
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I'm sorry, but the idiot is

I'm sorry, but the idiot is lucky that Mr.Swans aim wasn't better. I always thought it was insanity that someone could break into your house, and then sue you because he got hurt in the act of burglary. Trespassers should be shot, survivors should be shot again.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 06/28/09 - 06:12 am
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Look at the picture, Lane's

Look at the picture, Lane's been in jail before. Lane is a thug and when you live a thug life there are consequences. Bet it doesn't look so glamorous to him now while he's in the hospital staring at the hole in him.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/28/09 - 06:16 am
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The article didn't say where

The article didn't say where Lane was shot. Has anyone heard. (I mean besides "in Swans back yard".)

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/28/09 - 06:17 am
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PMary, are you related to the

PMary, are you related to the bullet catcher in this story. Your comments seem to be somewhat drug induced.

genbartow
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genbartow 06/28/09 - 06:55 am
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the chronicle can't keep

the chronicle can't keep their facts straight.
where's the editor.
"mr swan is at mcg"?

soldout
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soldout 06/28/09 - 06:58 am
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Why is he in jail? He is the

Why is he in jail? He is the hero. The first one to break the law should bare all the responsibility of any outcome. If more of this type thing happened the crime rate would drop like a rock. The criminals need to become afraid of the public; not the other way around.

dashiel
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dashiel 06/28/09 - 07:01 am
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Be careful how you step in

Be careful how you step in them pies.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 06/28/09 - 07:18 am
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Why didn't the attorney who

Why didn't the attorney who shot at the bank robber get locked up, but they locked up this man?

Margot
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Margot 06/28/09 - 07:25 am
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Well here it is! This guy is

Well here it is! This guy is an example of why we need gun laws, and all these morons supporting his action exemplifies the need.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 06/28/09 - 07:26 am
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"The criminals need to become

"The criminals need to become afraid of the public; not the other way around." Posted by soldout on Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:58 AM - DARN TOOTIN'

soldout
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soldout 06/28/09 - 07:28 am
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more guns equals less crime.

more guns equals less crime. Armed private citizens are always the key to less crime.

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