RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has taken over a case involving a disturbance suspect who was reportedly tased by Richmond County deputies and became unresponsive.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred Friday (Dec. 16) at a home on the 1900 block of George Road, near Kissingbower Road and Gordon Highway.
The Sheriff’s Office says that the suspect, 33-year-old Nelson Lee Graham, Jr., reportedly threatened to harm his family, was aggressive, and had an outstanding petition for a mental evaluation.
Investigators say that Graham refused to comply with their commands and became combative against Richmond County Deputies Kevin Clarke and Madisen Emersen.
Graham reportedly resisted arrest, which led Deputy Emerson to deploy her department-issued taser to subdue Graham. After this, Graham became unresponsive, and deputies reportedly began CPR on him until paramedics arrived.
Graham was taken to Augusta University Medical Center and admitted. As of Monday afternoon, Graham is still in the hospital where his condition is currently unknown.