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South Effingham student charged after altercation with deputy
Nyquan Jabrae Jones - photo by Photo submitted
GUYTON — A South Effingham High School student was arrested Monday after an altercation with an Effingham County Sheriff’s Office deputy. According to a sheriff’s office report, a resource officer was alerted by a school employee of a student who she observed making a threatening gesture toward the deputy. Witnesses said that the student, Nyquan Jabrae Jones, walked behind the deputy and made a hand gesture as if he was shooting him. After the employee notified the deputy of the threat, the deputy approached Jones and requested that he go to the office. Jones refused to comply with the instructions. The deputy utilized verbal and visual commands for approximately 30 seconds. This included seven attempts to persuade Jones to follow him to the administration office. The deputy then used soft-hand tactics, attempting to escort Jones while still giving verbal commands. After a brief struggle, the deputy disengaged and deployed his taser one time. The taser, however, was ineffective due to prong placement. Jones then complied by lying on the floor. The student was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and disrupting a public school. The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and the Effingham School District.