A naked man who called 911 to complain about being bitten, possibly by bugs, was arrested Monday after pulling a rifle on a sheriff’s deputy.
Bulloch County 911 operators, sensing a possibly dangerous situation, kept the man on the line while they dispatched a deputy to a Poor Boy Road, Brooklet location, said Bulloch County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jared Akins,
Deputy Will Craig arrived at the scene around 3:15 p.m. Monday to find Jason Ezekiel Proctor, 42, Poor Boy Road, Brooklet, “sitting on a table, naked” with his back to the deputy, sheriff’s incident reports stated.
Craig left his patrol car, announced his presence, and asked Proctor whether he was OK, according to the report. After Craig repeated himself three times, Proctor “leaped off the table and pointed a black and gray rifle in my direction in an offensive manner,” he stated in reports.
Craig took cover, drawing his own pistol, ordering Proctor several times to “drop the rifle and lay face first on the ground,” he said. After several verbal commands, Proctor complied temporarily and Craig handcuffed him, reports said.
But, “after placing (Proctor) in handcuffs, he became uncooperative and resisted walking to my patrol car,” he wrote in the report. “I physically carried the subject to my patrol car and placed him in the back seat …”
Craig then recovered the rifle, a .22 Remington loaded with three long rifle rim fire cartridges. The deputy also smelled marijuana emanating from Proctor’s camper. The camper door was open, with clothing strewn in the doorway.
Craig conducted a “probable cause” search and found “several empty small Zip-Loc bags with an odor of marijuana on them and several glass smoking pipes,” according to reports.
EMS met with Craig a short distance down the road and checked Proctor before clearing him to be taken to jail, he said.
Proctor was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
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