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Scuffle with deputies ends in arrest
Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Saturday night after a standoff and altercation with deputies.
Marshall Durell Brown, 26, was booked into Effingham County Jail and charged with two counts of obstruction of a law enforcement officer, two counts of removal or attempted removal of a weapon from a public official, two counts of terroristic threats and counts of simple assault under the Domestic Violence Act.
Deputies responded to a domestic dispute call on Horsepen Road but the suspect, Brown, had fled, according to reports. He was located hiding under
a nearby mobile home.
Deputies continued to call for Brown to come out from under the trailer, even using pepper spray to attempt to dislodge him. He eventually came out from under the trailer and grabbed a shovel handle, swinging it at deputies. Brown then ran for the nearby woods.
He was spotted by deputies trying to enter an auto and deputies employed a taser, striking Brown. Brown later reached for a deputy’s weapon, attempting to take it from him, and both men suffered minor injuries in the fight.