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Driver insults, head butts deputy in Cumming


February 03, 2014
CUMMING, Ga. — When a driver was getting help from deputies on the side of the road, he thanked them with insults and violence, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's report.

Louis Blanton, 61, was charged with obstruction of law enforcement officers by threats of violence, a felony, and simple battery, a misdemeanor, and taken to Forsyth County Detention Center.

At about 4 p.m. Jan. 17, deputies were called to assist with an irate man stuck in the mud on the side of Little Mill Road. The first deputy on scene said the man was being "verbally abusive to her and refusing to answer any questions."

When the other deputies arrived, the man told them to attach a rope from his 1999 Ford Ranger to a patrol car and pull it out.

Deputies said they could not risk damaging the patrol car, so they called a tow truck to the scene.

While running the man's information, he began to yell at the first deputy again and said "she was a useless woman and needed to just leave." Deputies said they would not allow him to publically disrespect a deputy, and, if he continued, he would be taken in for disorderly conduct.

The man leaned in closer to the deputy to an attempt to intimidate, and the deputy said, "Do I make myself clear?"

The man said "yes" and head butted the deputy on the nose. The deputy grabbed the man's arm to gain control, but he jerked away.

He was eventually wrestled to the ground and handcuffed.

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