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Handcuffed Man Pulls Gun on Officer

Handcuffed Man Pulls Gun on Officer

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Columbus Ledger-Enquirer via YellowBrix

January 25, 2010

Chandler Q. Saxton, the Columbus man accused of pulling a gun on a police officer as he was being handcuffed early Sunday, will have his first appearance hearing in court this morning.

Saxton, 31, was seen walking along 13th Street at Third Avenue around 2 a.m., reports state. He was wearing a black jacket, black pants and had a hood over his head, which matched a description of a criminal suspect, police said.

Officer Nathan Tooley asked the man how he was doing and whether he had any ID on him. The suspect cursed at the officer and started running, reports show.

Tooley caught up with the suspect moments later and handcuffed him. The officer then rolled him onto his side so he could stand up.

That’s when the suspect, while handcuffed, pulled a silver .380-caliber pistol from the back of his pants and pointed it at the officer.

Saxton was booked into the Muscogee County Jail and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a pistol without a license, obstruction of an officer and possession of marijuana.

Saxton’s Columbus Recorder’s Court hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. today.

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    crlittle554

    over 4 years ago

    506 Comments

    Wow, Keo. Sounds like you should get the light fixed if you keep getting stopped for the same violation... Typically that's a stop done (validly, it's an infraction in my state) to get a vehicle that's in a high drug area that looks suspicious stopped to engage the driver in conversation to get probably cause to do a search, either consent or not, of the vehicle to attempt to locate narcotics. So you got two options: Don't drive in drug areas, or get the light fixed.

    Secondly, search 'em on the ground is fantastic advice. If you've got someone proned out, there's no reason to get 'em up and search them standing, or even kneeling. You have control of them if they're face own in the dirt, keep them there and search 'em right there. That way if they go for a gun it's easier to control.

    Every time you think you've done a good search, double check, that's my advice. Also, every time you take custody of a prisoner search them yourself, even if you just witnessed someone else search them. Remember this video?
    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/312665/

  • Trailblazer_max50

    keolaw

    over 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    I have no criminal record at all. Never so much as a traffic ticket yet I get pulled over constantly for dumb reasons. Usually the first thing out of the officers mouth is nice wheels. C'mon give me a break. It's getting really old really fast. There are vehicles that have been driving around for months with one headlamp or no brakelights with no recourse. I get pulled over because my license plate bulb has blown. I'm thinking don't your headlights illuminate it anyway. And then it's do you mine if I search your vehicle with the unmarked with no lights on drives up thinking that I don't see him. I'm ex-military so I was taught to be completely aware of everthing around you no matter how small. That was a close call for the officer, but the way he explained the situation made it sound funny to say the least. I am one of the good guys so treat me as one. Thanks Aussie4.

  • Telegraph_pic_max50

    dixiedemon02

    over 4 years ago

    84 Comments

    Like an FTO of mine once said, "Grab you some nuts when you search'em...it's only gay if you like it."

  • Warrior_knight_max50

    357magnum

    over 4 years ago

    406 Comments

    Search and get personal, your life and the lives of others depend on it.

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    NewOldCop

    over 4 years ago

    10 Comments

    Unfortunately handcuffing the bad guy doesn't always take the fight out of them. Officer Stanze paid the ultimate price with a handcuffed suspect, in a marked car no less.

    http://www.odmp.org/officer/15434-police-officer-robert-j.-stanze-ii

    Let's be careful out there, search, search and search again!!!!

  • Fallenherobadge-3-1_max50_max50

    aussie4

    over 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    If the perp is on the ground, search em there, simple. Good to hear this Leo came out on top. Hey keolaw say what you mean, dont hold back so much, smirk.

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    jeady

    over 4 years ago

    150 Comments

    It's easy to be a monday morning quarterback, with as little information as we have about the incident how can we be so judgemental? some of the coments sound to me like John Q. Public instead of fellow LEO's. Lets give the guy a break, I am just glad he got the gun from the man without injury. but that's just an old retired LEO's opinion.

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    Nathalie

    over 4 years ago

    150 Comments

    I agree with you folks who said he should have been searched on the ground. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't have even attempted to get him up until my backup got there, but that's just me.

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    JMeaders

    over 4 years ago

    46 Comments

    Shasta County has seen the importance of proper searches and the occurrence of extraordinary incidents. A Shasta County Sheriff's Deputy was nearly killed by a man in the back of his patrol car. The man had a back brace and under that brace was a .44. The man pulled out the gun and shot the officer. The officer bailed from the vehicle leaving it rolling and returned fire. The man exited the vehicle unscathed with his hands now in front of him and drove away in the patrol car. The man was later apprehended in an intense shootout where he and another officer were injured. The officers are still on duty and unharmed from the incident.

    In a separate incident a Shasta County Sheriff's Deputy had a loaded weapon under his seat in the patrol car. The car's metal barrier had a large hole on the floor board big enough for the weapon, in a tote bag, to slide through to the prisoner compartment. The officer was transporting a man arrested for assault and domestic violence. The bag slid through the hole and rested at the feet of the prisoner. The prisoner put his hands in front of him and opened the bag. He opened fire on the officer, killing him. The car crashed into an embankment and the prisoner fled on foot. He was later found and made the mistake of shooting on SWAT members. He was subsequently killed.

    These incidents happened over ten years ago and are reminders that anything can go wrong Criminals will do anything to escape, even when in custody. Always stay sharp and remember that one of the "Top Ten Reasons Cops Get Killed" is relaxing too soon.

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    TINA5150

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer via YellowBrix January 25, 2010....

    A very poorly written article, it omits most of the details, it's hard to tell exactly what happened, so comments will probably be scarce.......

  • Trailblazer_max50

    keolaw

    over 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    do you really beleive that shit. get for fucking real. sounds like a set up to me. dont beleive everything you read. wake-up dumb asses

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Two to the chest, one to the head................or in this case, two to the back, one to the back of the head.

  • 47b8df02b3127cce98549b9f69c200000027108acn2jlo2atc_max50

    xcopdan

    over 4 years ago

    126 Comments

    How long will it take for the court to let this POS out of jail?? Another misunderstood criminal!

  • Bikelegs_max50

    haleyvmathiot

    over 4 years ago

    18 Comments

    *phew* close one......

  • Angel_kincaid_park_2014_max50

    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    DANG! Search the Rat B......! While he is down and you have the advantage, We all know how it is when the adrenaline is pumping... Glad their was a happy ending

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