A Burke County man challenged a deputy working security at The Country Club bar in Augusta and ended up with a broken nose, according to a sheriff’s report.
Sidney Nelson, 21, of Sardis, was spotted pushing another male on the dance floor about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Deputy Joshua Bartlett tried to escort the suspect outside of the club when Nelson became aggressive and attempted to take the officer down to the ground, the deputy’s report says.
“While Nelson was actively attempting to take me to the ground, he also struck me several times with his closed fist to my chest and body,” Deputy Bartlett wrote in his report. “I was able to take Nelson to the ground at which time Nelson was continually trying to attack me. I applied two closed-hand punches to Nelsons face to gain compliance. After doing so, I was able to subdue Nelson and place him in custody and escorted Nelson outside of The Country Club.”
In the back of the deputy’s patrol car, Nelson said he had “manhandled” the deputy and threatened to beat the officer’s “a**” if he would just take off the handcuffs.
“Nelson stated that the only reason he did not injure me more extensively was because he was trying to prove a point to me that he could ‘manhandle me’ and that I was in fear of my life,” Bartlett wrote in his report.
The deputy took Nelson to MCG for evaluation for a broken nose and then to the jail for felony obstruction of an officer. He remained in the jail Sunday night on a $9,000 bond.