On September 4th, 2021, Officers from the Glynn County Police Department were dispatched after a 911 call came in describing an African American, middle aged male with no shoes and no shirt on, who appeared to be having sanity issues as he wandered around the area armed with a knife. Dispatch also informed responding officers, the male subject was hitting himself in the head while blurting out unintelligible sentences.
Upon arriving in the area, Glynn County officers made contact with the male subject, where they began giving commands to drop the knife and to stop advancing toward them. Refusing the officers commands, the officer deployed his taser, barely fazing the male subject. A second officer approached from the rear and attempted to apprehend the male subject, but was unsuccessful.
The male subject shook off the officers, where he then began slowly walking away from the officers. The officers attempted verbal communication with the male subject, but again were unsuccessful. Throughout the duration of the encounter, officers deployed a total of eight taser prongs, all of which made a direct connection to the male subject. In one last attempt, one officer tackled the male subject in the thighs, successfully taking him to the ground and eventually detaining him. The officers used two pairs of handcuffs due to the individual having very broad shoulders.
A party that was on scene advised the officers that the individual had some mental disabilities. The individual was then placed in the rear seat of a patrol vehicle and treated by the Glynn County Fire Rescue and later transported to the South East Georgia Regional Medical Center for the Taser wounds as well an evaluation. The individual’s guardian came to the hospital and advised that she was removing the individual from the hospital. The guardian left without the individual receiving treatment.
The officers involved were treated for minor injury as a result of the altercation.