Two men reportedly fighting in the bed of a moving pickup truck Monday were arrested on public intoxication and other charges, according to Bulloch County Sheriff’s incident reports.
Deputies were called to Clyde’s #40 on Hwy. 67 regarding two men who were fighting in the parking lot. Dispatchers reported over the radio witnesses said they stopped fighting when a woman intervened, but resumed the tussle afterward. Then, the men climbed into the back of a red Ford F150 and a driver “circled the parking lot” before taking off down Hwy. 67 towards the Interstate 16 overpass, according to reports.
The men continued to fight in the truck bed, witnesses said.
A deputy stopped the truck near the eastbound ramp, and questioned one man, later identified as Chaney L. Allen, 39, Stiles Avenue, Savannah, who was trying to sit down on the tail gate, reports stated.
Deputy Prethenia Cone questioned Allen, who denied fighting and claimed no one else was in the truck bed. He also denied knowledge of how he got scratches on his face, she said.
She started to handcuff Allen, who shouted “No!” twice, tensing as if he intended to flee, she stated in reports, She ordered him to stay in place, and then saw a “white sock lift up” in the back of the truck.
As other deputies arrived, Cone took Allen into custody, as well as the other man involved, later identified as Scott Edward Collins, 27, Sandy Creek Farms, Pembroke.
Both men were taken to the Bulloch County Jail, booked on charges of obstruction, affray (fighting) and public intoxication.
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Chaney L. Allen, 39, Stiles Avenue, Savannah – obstruction, affray (fighting), public intoxication.
Scott Edward Collins, 27, Sandy Creek Farms, Pembroke – obstruction, affray (fighting), public intoxication.