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Man tries to take deputys gun during arrest
Suspect subdued by Taser
W kennedy for tease
Barkarie Cornell Kennedy

A man wanted on outstanding warrants was subdued by Taser Tuesday after he tried to grab a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy's gun.

Barkarie Cornell Kennedy, 30, of Richards Street in Savannah, gave false information to a patrol deputy when he was serving a warrant at Morris Heights Apartments, said Bulloch County sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins.

Kennedy gave a different identity, but when the deputy and assisting Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team members learned he was the suspect they were seeking, Kennedy tried to flee, he said.

During a struggle when deputies tried taking him into custody, Kennedy tried to grab and remove a deputy's holstered handgun, he said.

The struggle ended when a deputy deployed a Taser, and Kennedy was subdued. Wanted on Chatham County warrants for kidnapping and false imprisonment, Kennedy was also charged with felony obstruction, taking a weapon from a public official and giving false information, Akins said.

He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where he awaits further court hearings.

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.


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