Suspect pepper-sprayed, Macon officer hurt in scuffle

lfabian@macon.comAugust 4, 2013 

A Macon police officer was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after hurting his leg arresting a suspect in a domestic dispute.

Christopher Eugene Walker, who turns 25 Tuesday, allegedly resisted officers who pepper-sprayed him near the corner of Newberg Avenue and Baker Drive.

He broke away from police and other officers captured him just before noon after a brief foot chase, Macon police Sgt. Steve Gatlin said.

“He was brought back to the scene and E.M.S. checked him out and used a water hose to rinse some of the pepper spray off of him to kind of ease his pains, and also to cool him down, because it’s so hot out here and he ran a good distance from the police officers,” Gatlin said.

A couple of the officers were hit with the chemical spray and were treated at the scene.

“In the scuffle with the suspect, one of the officers skinned his leg up so he’s going to be checked at The Medical Center (of Central Georgia) as well,” Gatlin said.

Police searched Walker’s car before it was towed away.

He was charged with possession of schedule 2 drugs, felony obstruction, terroristic threats and criminal trespass.


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