Man leaves 3-year-old son in car after fleeing police

Walter Donta Geter (from 2005)

Police are looking for a man who fled during a traffic stop and left his 3-year-old son behind in the vehicle.

A Richmond County sheriff’s report states that warrants have been taken out on Walter Donta Geter, 30, of the 1500 block of Holley Street, on charges of obstruction of a law enforcement officer, interference with government property and contributing to the deprivation of a minor.

The report states that at about 9:50 a.m. Thursday, an officer stopped Geter in the 1000 block of Meigs Street for not having his headlights on while it was raining. Geter got out of the vehicle, and told the officer that he did not have his license and it had been suspended. According to the report, Geter became “extremely agitated” and attempted to run away. The officer attempted to grab Geter, but he snatched away and fled west on McDowell Street. The officer’s radio was damaged during the scuffle.

Geter left behind his 3-year-old son, who was not restrained in a child safety seat. The child’s mother was located and the child and car were turned over to her, the report states.

According to published reports in The Augusta Chronicle, Geter was on parole. He had been convicted in July 2008 for concealing the death of another in the 2005 murder of Dontavious Wyman.

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