A man who fought and injured two deputies while resisting arrest Saturday ended up with several felony charges after being subdued by Taser.
Eddie Roy Smith, of Railroad Street in Brooklet, was arguing with a woman in a “mostly verbal dispute” Saturday evening when someone called for help, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.
Brooklet police arrived at the scene first, as the location was just outside of the city limits, he said. When the Brooklet officer approached Smith, he fled on foot, taking an “aggressive stance” when the officer came near. His aggression prompted the officer to deploy a Taser, but the effort failed to stop Smith, Brown said.
Bulloch County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene and, when Smith refused repeated verbal commands to surrender, deployed another Taser, which subdued Smith enough that he was taken into custody, he said.
However, Smith, 38, continued fighting and caused minor injuries to two deputies, who were treated at the scene by Bulloch County EMS. Smith was also checked by EMS, then handed over to deputies’ custody.
He is charged with five counts of felony obstruction against law enforcement officers, two counts of simple battery against a law enforcement officer, battery, disorderly conduct and terroristic threats. The terroristic threats charge is due to Smith saying he was going to kill the deputies, Brown said.
He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where he remains without bond, according to jail records.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.