Florida man dies after being tasered in Thomas County - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Florida man dies after being tasered in Thomas County

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Valdosta will deal with 'noise'

    Valdosta will deal with 'noise'

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:29:52 GMT
    The city council is scheduled to vote Thursday whether to amend the city-wide ordinance to increase the distance noise is allowed to travel without being a violation, among other changes.More >>
    The city council is scheduled to vote Thursday whether to amend the city-wide ordinance to increase the distance noise is allowed to travel without being a violation, among other changes.More >>
  • Preparing your home for severe weather

    Preparing your home for severe weather

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:25:12 GMT
    How can you protect your home from a lightning strike? It's a question many of you may have asked this week after a lightning strike sparked a huge fire that destroyed an Albany home. More >>
    How can you protect your home from a lightning strike? It's a question many of you may have asked this week after a lightning strike sparked a huge fire that destroyed an Albany home. More >>
  • East Dougherty County mobile home fire ruled arson

    East Dougherty County mobile home fire ruled arson

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:17:32 GMT
     Even though the mobile home had no value, arson investigators say the fire posed a danger. And they are trying to find out who set it.More >>
     Even though the mobile home had no value, arson investigators say the fire posed a danger. And they are trying to find out who set it.More >>

By David Miller

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  About 2:00AM, a Thomas County deputy sheriff spotted a stalled vehicle on U.S. 19 near the western Inn in Thomasville, and then spotted a man in the vicinity.

He called for backup, and four other deputies soon arrived at the scene. Officers began questioning the man, who appeared to be bleeding from his arm, but the man, Rudolph Byrd, Junior, of Quincy, Florida was incoherent.

Officers say that Byrd began fighting with officers, and they tasered him three times, but say that only two tasers impacted him.

They subdued Byrd, and emergency medical personnel placed him on a stretcher and began to transport him to a hospital, and Byrd stopped breathing.

A cause of death is not immediately available, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the case.

Feedback