Three Milledgeville men, including one who was Tased by a deputy sheriff, recently were arrested on drug charges in Baldwin County.
Two of the three suspects were apprehended by authorities as they tried to leave a residence where the use of force happened.
The suspects and the charges against them are:
- Quaizel Marvell Webb, 34, of the 1100 block of West Montogomery Street, charged with Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act (VGCSA) for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug-related objects, and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
- Lateef Bishara White, 28, of the 100 block of South Edwards Street, charged with VGCSA for possession of cocaine and speeding 68 mph in a 55 mph speed zone.
- Brandon Jaron Anderson, 26, of the 100 block of Lockwood Street, charged with VGCSA for possession of ecstasy, possession of a Scheduled II narcotic - hydrocodone, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug-related objects.
After their arrest, the suspects were taken to the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center where they were jailed.
The trio was arrested on July 3, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sgt. Lee Kitchens.
All three arrests were made stemming from an initial traffic stop for speeding.
Kitchens said he was patrolling the area of Irwinton Road when he spotted the driver of a 2014 Nissan Altima traveling north at what appeared to be a high rate of speed.
The deputy later confirmed the car’s exact speed with his radar unit. The car was traveling at 68 mph at the time.
Kitchens said in his report that he turned around in the roadway in an attempt to catch up with the driver and pull him over.
The deputy said he spotted the driver pull into a residence at 2185 Irwinton Road. Kitchens said he had passed the residence looking for the speeding car and that he had to turn around again. He later pulled into the driveway of the residence with the blue lights of his patrol car on.
Kitchens said he was about to step out of his patrol car so he could talk with the driver about speeding when a man who had been sitting in the front seat of the car got out.
The deputy said he told the man to get back into the car as he drew his service weapon.
The passenger turned out to be Webb.
The suspect reportedly used profanity in telling the deputy that he was at his residence.
Webb continued walking toward his residence, Kitchens said, noting he continued giving commands for Webb to stop, but he refused.
Kitchens said he then asked a dispatcher for emergency assistance.
He said he drew his Taser and gave Webb instructions to stop or he would be tased.
A short time later, Webb reached a door of the residence, opened it, and attempted to go inside.
Seconds later, the deputy said he yelled, “Taser, Taser” and he deployed his Taser, striking Webb in the back, causing Webb to fall to the floor just inside the kitchen of the residence.
A woman then ran into the kitchen screaming at the deputy.
Another woman joined her in the doorway of the kitchen, he said.
The second woman was also yelling at the deputy.
Kitchens said he drew his service weapon again and ordered the woman to stand back for safety reasons.
The deputy said Webb attempted to stick his hand in his waistline and then into his pocket. Kitchens said in his report that he pointed his service weapon at Webb in case he produced a weapon.
Kitchens said he deployed another five-second cycle from his taser on Webb.
Webb eventually was taken into custody, as were the other two suspects, both of whom attempted to get away in separate cars.
Kitchens was aided by deputies, Lt. Lee Williamson, Deputy Jerome Roberts, Deputy Joshua Holcomb and Deputy Sean Isley.