Burglar tased after resisting arrest

by Wes Mayer

A burglar was taken to jail early Tuesday morning after being tased twice by the arresting investigators.

Just after midnight Tuesday, investigators with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1000-block of Country Club Road in response to a burglary, Lt. Col. Yarbrough said. Investigators Chad McDonald, Ryan Foles and Jae Robertson arrived to find the victim had chased the burglar from his home, but the burglar had broken many items inside the home.

According to the victim, the burglar, Brandon Michael King, 23, was angry about the victim recently breaking up with his sister, Yarbrough said. The victim was asleep on his couch when King broke through the front door and began screaming curses and threats at him. The victim ran to his room to retrieve his .38 revolver, but King broke a few lamps, a flat screen television and other items before the victim could chase King from the home with his firearm.

Investigators were able to contact a few people by phone, including King’s sister, and were able to locate where King was staying in Whitesburg. Investigators arrived to find King still in his vehicle, but when they approached him, he wanted to fight, Yarbrough said.

According to Yarbrough, King bragged about being a mixed martial arts fighter and wanted the investigators to try to fight him. The investigators didn’t want to play, though, Yarbrough said. After a short altercation, Foles was able to place King in a headlock and McDonald tased him before placing him in handcuffs. King remained belligerent during the ride to the county jail, and came out of the vehicle swinging. He was then quickly placed in a headlock and tased for a second time.

King was charged with burglary in the first degree and second degree criminal damage to property. Investigators are in the process of deciding whether he will be additionally charged for resisting officers, Yarbrough said.



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