Man fleeing 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 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. Swan 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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curly123053
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curly123053 06/27/09 - 07:10 pm
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We need more citizens getting

We need more citizens getting involved helping the police like this. Way to go !

double_standard
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double_standard 06/27/09 - 07:20 pm
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A real life batman. Hope he

A real life batman. Hope he didn't hit the guy above the waist.

perymason
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perymason 06/27/09 - 07:40 pm
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DARN good deal!!!

DARN good deal!!!

ss30809
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ss30809 06/27/09 - 08:43 pm
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Unless the suspect ran

Unless the suspect ran through the citizen's home...there is no good reason to fire a gun, let the police do their jobs. And why would you fire a gun in a neighborhood anyway?

andywarhol
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andywarhol 06/27/09 - 08:57 pm
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Hell Yeah!

Hell Yeah!

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/27/09 - 09:04 pm
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Yeeeeeehaw!!! I knew the

Yeeeeeehaw!!! I knew the cretins on this board would love this.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/27/09 - 09:21 pm
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You damn straight we do. We

You damn straight we do. We are tired of criminal behavior, we have families. and we want them to live in a safe environment. PretendMary keep on rooting for the criminals, until its your loved ones that are harmed. Then maybe you would have enough sense to own a gun or 20.

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/27/09 - 09:37 pm
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Why have law enforcement or a

Why have law enforcement or a judicial system at all. Just let Bubba shoot them and sort it out later. Yeeeeehaw!

mad_max
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mad_max 06/27/09 - 09:59 pm
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Yeh, we should keep them all

Yeh, we should keep them all alive so the judges can justify their cushy jobs and say "2 years probation. Make sure you pay the probation contractor so I can get my kickback". Are you kidding me? Hell yeh Yeeeeehaw this guy got shot. Wish all of them met an armed citizen with a good aim.

walrus4ever
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walrus4ever 06/27/09 - 10:32 pm
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Too bad you dont have a law

Too bad you dont have a law like we do where the property owner has to only perceive a threat to rightously use deadly force. Keeps people straight when they are visiting you LOL

Bryt
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Bryt 06/27/09 - 10:34 pm
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ss30809.... that

ss30809.... that "neighborhood" isn't like your Evans suburbia. That section of Wrens... the houses are often acres apart, it's very rural. The bad guy could easily disappear into woods or fields. Good job on the part of the homeowner, the police need help!

redapples
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redapples 06/27/09 - 10:39 pm
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I hope that homeowner gets an

I hope that homeowner gets an award, key or something!

MaskedMan
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MaskedMan 06/27/09 - 10:46 pm
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I am ALLLLLL for this

I am ALLLLLL for this homeowner. If somehow he has to go to trial, I am moving to Jefferson Cty just to try to be on the jury. Good job Jon Q. Public

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/27/09 - 10:50 pm
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If the man on the run dies I

If the man on the run dies I hope vigilante Cletis is charged with murder. But he won't be. Yeeeeeeeeehaw!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/27/09 - 11:13 pm
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Posted by PretendMary on Sat

Posted by PretendMary on Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:37 PM The CRJ system is a failure. Its our time now! Do you not realize we have a reactionary government. You dial 911 and wait, I will take care of my family and personal property. Mrs. Mary you are ignorant like those people who walked into the Dome in New Orleans, expecting the Government to help them. Well what happened? That is how you are living your life, waiting on the government to protect you and your family in a time of need. The Government just cannot get their fast enough.

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/27/09 - 11:16 pm
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I hope he gets the key to the

I hope he gets the key to the trailer park and they make him the Mayor of Simpleton.

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/27/09 - 11:26 pm
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And masked man wants to

And masked man wants to attempt to manipulate the judicial system and try to get on the jury so he can give his yeeeeehaw verdict.....The founders would be so proud.

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/27/09 - 11:33 pm
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Let's shoot traffic

Let's shoot traffic violators. Good job Trey, Masked, Redapples, Sad max, and all the others enjoy your time in jail. Andy Warhol you are a disgrace to Andy...get a new moniker loser

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/27/09 - 11:39 pm
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Mary what is wrong with you?

Mary what is wrong with you?

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/27/09 - 11:41 pm
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I bet this idiot want run

I bet this idiot want run through anymore pastures.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/27/09 - 11:54 pm
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Maybe these criminals should

Maybe these criminals should stick to the streets, instead of running through peoples yards and terrorizing them. Its obvious this man was concerned for his property, and his neighbors.

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/28/09 - 12:01 am
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Chasing him on his ATV

Chasing him on his ATV shooting a gun......Terrorized......Man bubbas will always try to justify using their gun.....What is wrong with me.....Hope your kid never runs through a neighbors yard or field or driveway.

FedupwithAUG
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FedupwithAUG 06/28/09 - 12:12 am
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YES! Way to go Mr Swan.

YES! Way to go Mr Swan.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/28/09 - 12:14 am
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I know he wasted some shells

I know he wasted some shells he should have gotten him on the first shot. BTW my neighbors love my boys, they are respectful. They also know not to be walking around where they shouldn't. Mary you may not know one, but I am a man. I teach my boys personal responsibility and respect for others. My teenager will turn around faster then me to hold a door for a lady or an elderly person. Makes my heart swell!

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/28/09 - 12:15 am
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Swan Swan Hummingbird what

Swan Swan Hummingbird what noisy cats are we.....Sad he will be in jail.......you reap what you sow

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/28/09 - 12:16 am
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Probation at the most! He

Probation at the most! He don't live in Richmond County.

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/28/09 - 12:19 am
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Thank god you and Swan live

Thank god you and Swan live in the sticks....Hate to see your insane justice in a big city......I think you and fed up and whoever build your paranoid fortress in Jefferson county

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/28/09 - 12:25 am
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Naw Take your liberal butt to

Naw Take your liberal butt to NY!

RockHudson
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RockHudson 06/28/09 - 12:29 am
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why if you support justice

why if you support justice which is blind you are a liberal yankee.......Were you born in 1860.......if you were you were wrong even then.....Enjoy Jefferson county for eternity

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/28/09 - 12:30 am
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. Mary if you feel so safe

. Mary if you feel so safe take a stroll down east boundary tonight, then come back and give me a report! I have a feeling you grew up in nice side of town.

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