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March 27th, 2012
Taser Report du Jour

Wanted man Tasered in ‘muddy’ fight with deputy


According to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bill Kennedy, the Sheriff’s Office got a tip early Saturday that a wanted man was in the area of Arby’s on Garrisonville Road.


Court records show that Kevin A. Booker, 40, was supposed to be in Stafford General District Court Wednesday on a drug charge but did not appear.


Kennedy said his vehicle was spotted at the 7-Eleven on Shelton Shop Road.


Officers behind the vehicle on Parkway Boulevard and followed it to a driveway on Southampton Boulevard, where the driver got out and ran, police said.


A Foot pursuit ensued and the fleeing suspect ignored repeated orders to stop, police said.


The suspect finally ran into a creek that had between two and three feet of water, police said.


He began fighting and wrestling with officers and continued fighting even after being Tasered, police said.


The suspect was handcuffed and other deputies arrived to help get the suspect out of the muddy water and into a police cruiser.


Police searched the car Booker had been driving and found crack cocaine and marijuana, Kennedy said. Booker was also charged wtih possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and driving on a revoked license and assault on a law-enforcement officer.


He was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail






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