Sheriff's Office releases names of deputies involved in deadly Taser incident

By: Kara Apel Email
By: Kara Apel Email

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the deputies who are on administrative leave after a deadly incident involving a Taser on Gordon Highway.

Deputies Prizette Presberry, Matthew Sanderson and Chadrick Scott were involved in the incident, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Presberry has worked at the Sheriff's Office since November 2008, Sanderson has worked there since March 2009 and Scott has worked there since October 2008.

George Harvey, 39, was tased by deputies during an altercation on Saturday. His fiancee, who witnessed the incident, says Harvey flagged down deputies to help diffuse an argument between the two of them. She says Harvey was tased when he was pinned to the ground and was being handcuffed. The Richmond County coroner says Harvey was tased before he went into cardiac arrest.

Harvey was pronounced dead at the hospital.

GBI Special Agent in Charge Pat Morgan says an autopsy on Harvey has been completed and that results are pending toxicology testing.

The investigation is ongoing.

Click here to read the Richmond County Taser policy.

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