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Man bites deputy during arrest

May 10, 2017 GMT

A man was arrested Sunday after biting a Bulloch County sheriff’s deputy twice.

Dauntavius Jaequone Robinson, 21, of Simons Road, showed up at his uncle’s house on Ernest Moore Road around 5:15 p.m. Sunday, drunk and wanting a gun, according to sheriff’s incident reports.

When he was refused, he struck his uncle in the head, snatched a phone from his wife and tore a plug of hair from her head, then left, breaking windows at a nearby residence, reports stated.

Witnesses said that Robinson then went to his mother’s house on Simons Road. His mother told deputies that he had a BB gun, not a real gun, and asked them to “please not kill him,” that he was suicidal.

Deputies located Robinson, who grabbed for his pocket, where the outline of a handgun could be seen. A deputy warned him to get on the ground or he would be Tasered. Robinson complied, according to reports.

After deputies handcuffed him, they had to help Robinson to his feet and to the patrol car, as he could not stand by himself. As they walked, the suspect wrapped his leg around that of one of the deputies, causing him to fall. He then bit the deputy on the shoulder, causing bruising, reports stated.

The second deputy helped the first to his feet and they resumed the walk to the patrol car, but Robinson tried the stunt again.

The deputy did not fall this time, but Robinson bit him on the arm near the elbow, drawing blood. Reports said the deputy pulled his arm out of the bite and struck Robinson open-handed to prevent another bite.

A crowd of people arrived and began yelling and standing between the deputies and their patrol car. Bulloch County EMS arrived to treat the deputy, who was taken to the hospital for further treatment of the bites, including a tetanus shot and antibiotics, according to reports.

Robinson was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, charged with disorderly conduct, felony obstruction, public intoxication and simple battery against a peace officer. He remains in the jail awaiting further court appearances, according to jail records.

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