A Ringgold man is feeling more than just the sting of jail after he allegedly tried to fight off sheriff's deputies serving him with a warrant and wound up getting tased twice during the scuffle.
According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:
Kevin Wayne Brumley, 45, of Potts Road, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 10, on three counts of obstructing officers, battery on a law enforcement officer, and first-degree burglary. His bond was set at $15,000.
Brumley first showed on the department's radar on New Year's Eve when a neighbor complained that he'd seen Brumley burglarizing the house of an elderly man on Potts Road.
The witness told police the house has been vacant for a period of time due to health issues of the owner, and that he noticed Brumley removing property from the house.
Deputies collected information about Brumley, learned that he lived down the street from the burglarized residence, and eventually took out a warrant for his arrest.
Fast-forward 10 days to noon on Jan. 10 when deputies tried to serve said warrant, and that's when things turned physical.
Two deputies were in Brumley's driveway when he pulled up in his vehicle, followed by them asking him to step out of the car and put his hands on the trunk. They explained to him that they had a warrant for his arrest, and he didn't take it well.
Brumley allegedly began swearing, and stated he wasn't going to jail, reports show.
Brumley then ran into one deputy, knocking him off the driveway, and then attempted to run from the scene.
Deputies had a hold of Brumley when Cpl. Deric North arrived and shot his taser at Brumley, striking him in the stomach.
Brumley apparently felt the need to antagonize the situation a little more by allegedly yelling "is that all you got," reports show.
Brumley, 6'4" and 210 pounds, went down to his knees a couple of moments later when a second taser shot struck him in the back.
Deputies were soon able to get Brumley off the ground, into a patrol car, and transported him to the jail without further incident.
Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.