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GBI investigating after Monroe County deputy shoots man

GBI investigates Monroe County deputy shooting

Joe Wooten, special agent in charge at GBI's Milledgeville office, on a shooting Oct. 7, 2016 involving a Monroe County Sheriff's deputy.
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Joe Wooten, special agent in charge at GBI's Milledgeville office, on a shooting Oct. 7, 2016 involving a Monroe County Sheriff's deputy.

The GBI is investigating after a sheriff’s deputy shot a man Friday in Monroe County.

Richard Treadwell, 40, of Forsyth, was shot twice at 3 p.m. by a deputy after he threatened the officer with a weapon, said Joe Wooten, special agent in charge at the GBI’s Milledgeville office.

Treadwell was taken to a Macon hospital, where he was being treated late Friday for non-life-threatening injuries, according to a GBI news release.

Deputies were responding to a domestic call at a Johnstonville Road home in Forsyth when they encountered Treadwell. He later brandished “what deputies believed to be a handgun toward a deputy on two separate occasions’’ and the deputy subsequently fired upon and wounded Treadwell, the release said.

At least three deputies were present at the time of the shooting, Wooten said. The name of the deputy who shot Treadwell has not been released. It was unclear if anyone else was at the residence near the intersection of Johnstonville Road and Boxankle Road.

Treadwell and his wife, Brandy Hilder, were arrested July 16 after the investigation into a domestic dispute at their home, according to the Monroe County Reporter. The newspaper reported that a deputy had his glasses knocked off in a confrontation with Treadwell.

Staff writer Becky Purser contributed to this article.

Laura Corley: 478-744-4334, @Lauraecor

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