Man arrested-tasered in Redwine incident

Tue, 03/31/2009 - 3:48pm
By: Ben Nelms

A Senoia man was charged March 27 with obstruction, cruelty to children and traffic offenses in an altercation with his wife that began at his mother’s home near Redwine Road in Fayetteville and ended on the side of the road a short distance away.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said officers were notified of the incident involving Adam Sprayberry, 24, when a neighbor called 911 saying that a man and woman were physically fighting in a yard in the area of Bates Avenue. The incident began over whether Sprayberry or his wife would keep the three children that night, said Crawshaw. Things escalated when the woman tried to leave her mother-in-law’s home, Crawshaw said.

As they approached the residence, officers observed two vehicles, a Ford Explorer followed by Sprayberry in the F-150 pickup, leaving the home, Crawshaw said. Police followed the vehicles, he said. The Explorer, driven by Sprayberry’s wife and occupied by the children, stopped at a stop sign then proceeded through the intersection, followed by the F-150 that did not stop. Further down the street, the Explorer pulled over to the side of the road and was passed by the F-150 with police following, Crawshaw said.

As Sprayberry pulled up in line at the stop sign at Ramah Road officers got out of their vehicles, approached the truck and told him to exit the vehicle. Sprayberry did not respond and ran that stop sign after the vehicle in front of him cleared the intersection, Crawshaw said.

Sprayberry turned onto Ramah Road and into the Chick-fil-A, then drove back onto Ramah and onto Redwine, with officers behind him, Crawshaw said, where sheriff’s deputies were approaching from the opposite direction. Sprayberry finally pulled over and was contacted by officers.

During the conversation with Sprayberry, officers reported that he would not comply with commands and began acting aggressively toward them and was tasered, said Crawshaw. He was subsequently checked by paramedics and taken to jail, Crawshaw said.

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Submitted by mysteryman on Tue, 03/31/2009 - 7:29pm.

And have let there be some smoke in the city.... this would have saved the taxpayers money, and his children future neglect and trauma....PEACE

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Submitted by Braveswin on Wed, 04/01/2009 - 4:05pm.

Sorry, your comments three times and still don't understand what you mean. Help me out...I only have a graduate degree.

Submitted by mysteryman on Wed, 04/01/2009 - 5:41pm.

All you do is push the button on the taser... so you do not have to know how to read.. How fortunate for you...PEACE

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