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Man Tasered after trying to burn deputy
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    A man trying to escape arrest Friday afternoon stuck a lit cigarette in a deputy’s face, but was subdued when the deputy deployed a Taser.
Sherome Shefford Gordon, 31, of Northside Drive East, was driving on South College Street around 4 p.m. Friday when Bulloch County sheriff’s Deputy Mark Guarino pulled him over for a traffic violation, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Investigator Jared Akins said.
When Guarino found cocaine in Gordon’s possession, the officer began to take Gordon into custody when Gordon resisted, Akins said.
That’s when Guarino called for assistance over the radio.
Immediately, several deputies and Statesboro police officers responded and were on the scene within minutes, according to police radio broadcasts.
When Gordon tried to thwart Guarino’s efforts to arrest him by shoving a lit cigarette into the officer’s face, Guarino deployed the Taser.
Gordon was subdued and taken into custody immediately thereafter, and deputies asked Bulloch County Central 911 to dispatch Bulloch County EMS to treat the suspect.
Statesboro police and Bulloch County sheriff’s deputies blocked traffic on South College and adjacent streets for a short time Friday while EMS treated Gordon and investigators secured the scene.
Gordon was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, booked on charges of cocaine possession, open container, two counts of obstruction and no brake lights. He awaits a bond hearing.

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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