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Man charged with assaulting a sheriff's deputy

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A man wanted on forgery charges is in a lot more trouble after he tried to drive away from a Lee County sheriff's investigator with that deputy hanging out of his car.

A sheriff's officer stopped Matthew Brett Campbell at the Shell Station at the corner of Philema Road and Jefferson Street around 5:00 Wednesday afternoon.

The investigator was talking to Campbell through the window of his Chevy Impala when Campbell drove off, briefly dragging the investigator until a Dougherty County deputy stepped in.

"One of my officer's had his window trying to talk to him. He kept trying to drive off. One of the Dougherty County deputies had to break out the window on the driver's side to take control of the vehicle and the offender," said Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals.

Campbell is in the Lee County Jail on forgery charges. He's also now charged with aggravated assault on a police officer in Dougherty County.

The investigator was not injured, but the deputy who broke the glass suffered minor cuts to his arm.

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