Bruce Staten (RCSO mugshot)

A local man who ran from deputies Monday couldn’t understand why an Augusta woman called the cops on him.

Bruce Staten had simply knocked on her door at 3 in the morning to offer condolences on the death of her mother. When a deputy arrived, Staten fled and was eventually charged with obstruction of law enforcement.

The woman who called the cops said Staten came by her home on Rosier Road to offer his condolences, but she did not appreciate him knocking on her door at 3 a.m., a report says.

She expressed her feelings to Staten about him coming so early in the morning, and he became angry and verbally aggressive toward her, a report says. Once Staten began screaming in the parking lot and shouting profanities at her, she decided to call 911 to help calm the situation.

When deputies arrived, though, Staten reportedly ran behind multiple apartment buildings before being captured. He said he was just scared and “did not want to get in trouble with the law due to him recently getting out of jail.”

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