2019-03-13 / For The Record

Burke County deputy assists neighboring county

A Burke County deputy was able to help out a neighboring law enforcement agency last week.

Sgt. Anthony Bennerman was leaving Augusta University Medical Center after transporting a patient there when he witnessed a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Walton Way and 15th Street.

Bennerman witnessed a red truck run a red light at 50-55 mph, causing the collision.

Sgt. Bannerman said that when he approached the truck, the driver” became extremely agitated and kicked one of the witnesses before attempting to run away from the scene.”

Bannerman apprehended the driver, identified as Joseph Doyle, pulled his TASER and advised the man not to move. Richmond County deputies arrived shortly after and took over the case.

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