An arrest warrant will be signed for a 51-year-old Macon man after allegations that he carried a gun into the Coliseum Northside Hospital emergency room and later fought with police.
An officer was called to the hospital last Thursday afternoon, but by the time the officer arrived, Frederick Dewayne Maddox had left the facility. The officer found Maddox, of a Vineville Avenue address, walking along Forest Hill Road near Charter Boulevard, according to a police report released Tuesday.
When the officer approached Maddox, he became “immediately combative” and didn’t respond to commands that he stop fighting.
The officer wrote in his report that he struck Maddox “numerous times in the neck, face and shoulders” while again telling Maddox to stop fighting. Maddox responded, saying, “That feels so good. Do it again.”
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The officer then sprayed Maddox twice with pepper spray. Four other officers soon arrived, and they helped take Maddox into custody.
An ambulance was called to evaluate Maddox and treat the responding officer’s bruises, cuts and a bite on his hand.
Maddox was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia for evaluation. His 9mm handgun, two 9mm magazines and 30 bullets were taken as evidence, according to the police report.
Maddox was wanted on a criminal trespassing charge before the incident. Officers later learned that he had activated a fire alarm inside the hospital.
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