Corporal Terri Mayer (kneeling left) was forced to use a taser gun on Ned Robert Wrightson of Goodrich for both of their own safety.
Bizarre Incident on 1988 West, MOUNT ROSE, July 16, 2013 - At approximately 10 am on July 16, 2013, a call came in to the Polk County Sheriff's Office to report a suspicious person in the area of Mt. Rose Road (located off FM-1988 West). Corporal Terri Mayer was dispatched to the scene and came upon the suspect near Mt. Rose Grocery who appeared heavily intoxicated. The suspect jumped in front of Mayer's patrol unit as if he wanted to get hit. Corporal Mayer stopped her vehicle. As Mayer approached the suspect, identified as Ned Robert Wrightson, 36, of Goodrich, she observed his appearance of intoxication. Mayer attempted to place Wrightson under arrest and as she was cuffing him, he suddenly began to resist. A scuffle ensued and for her own safety, and Wrightson's, Mayer tased him. End of scuffle. Mayer called for backup and within minutes was backed up by Goodrich Fire Chief, Kenneth Hambrick and a host of deputies from the Sheriff's Office including Chief Deputy Byron Lyons, Captain Ricky Childers, Lieutenants Andy Lowrie and Mark Jones, and Sergeants Rob Thomas and Scott Wright and Animal Control Officer, Kenneth Fletcher. Wrightson was loaded into an ambulance and checked out by EMS personnel from Americare Ambulance Service. While in the ambulance, he began bellowing almost incoherently religious words. He rambled on with fluctuations in his facial expressions and body language. He was then released to deputies and transported to Polk County Jail. Ned Wrightson was charged with public intoxication and evading arrest or detention.
Sergeant Scott Wright (left) and Lieutenant Andy Lowrie escort Wrightson to a patrol unit as they wait on an ambulance to arrive to examine Wrightson.
Wrightson appeared heavily intoxicated and appears to be lunging at Goodrich Fire Chief, Ken Hambrick (right).
Wrightson began rambling almost incoherent religious words.
Wrightson's facial expressions fluctuated wildly.
Sergeants Kenneth Fletcher and Scott Wright escort Wrightson to a patrol unit as Sergeant Rob Thomas looks on.
Mixi watched from the PolkCountyToday.com Jeep in disbelief.
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