clear
Monday August 31st, 2015 11:56PM

Suwanee man arrested for assaulting Corps of Engineers ranger

By Martin Dotson
FLOWERY BRANCH - A 24-year-old man from Suwanee is in custody charged with assaulting a US Army Corps of Engineers Ranger.

According to Hall County authorities, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Burton Mill Park in South Hall around 3:15 p.m. regarding a US Army Corps of Engineers Ranger being assaulted.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that while the ranger was patrolling the park, he observed a group of individuals with alcoholic beverages in a prohibited area.

While issuing a citation for the offense, the ranger was physically attacked by one of the subjects. After being struck multiple times, the ranger deployed pepper spray against the subject, according to the sheriff's department.

Deputies arrested 24 year-old Charlie Brown Jordan of Suwanee without further incident and transported him to the Hall County Jail, where he was charged with obstruction of an officer, a felony. He was placed on federal hold for additional charges to be made by the Corps of Engineers.

The incident remains under investigation by the Hall County Sheriff's Office, Uniform Patrol Division.

Wilbanks said the situation underscores the dangers rangers face in the parks, dealing with large and sometimes intoxicated crowds, by themselves.

"They have county deputies, obviously for backup, but the main mission of these rangers is to patrol these parks, and they have quite a job," Wilbanks said.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Latest batch of Hillary Clinton's emails show frustrations of using email at State Department
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department complained about the limitations of using email to discuss sensitive diplomatic information, according to the latest batch of...
11:42PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Hall Co. commissioner confirms Ashley Madison account
A Hall County Commissioner confirmed Monday that his information was part of a data dump of Georgia Ashley Madison customers - a website that is known for assisting users in finding extramarital affairs.
By AccessWDUN Staff
7:15PM ( 4 hours ago )
Qualifiers trickling in for local municipal elections
Qualifying is underway in several municipal elections in Hall County, and as of Monday afternoon, a few names have officially been added to the mix.
By AccessWDUN Staff
4:25PM ( 7 hours ago )
Georgia lawmaker says he had account on cheating website
A state lawmaker from Macon says he had an account on the cheating website Ashley Madison.
3:48PM ( 8 hours ago )
Flowery Branch considers a ban on panhandling and "urban camping"
Flowery Branch city councils will consider an ordinance Thursday that would ban "urban camping and panhandling" in the city.
2:16PM ( 9 hours ago )