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Garner man charged with assaulting Raleigh officer

Posted March 11, 2013

— A Garner man appeared in Wake County District Court Monday on a charge of assaulting a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury.

Randy Lee Carney, 26, of 406 Kentucky Drive, was arrested Saturday after, police say, he attacked a Raleigh police officer who was investigating a disturbance call.

According to an arrest warrant, the officer suffered a broken nose, cracked tooth and whiplash in the assault. 

It wasn't clear where the original disturbance took place. 

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  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Mar 12, 3:05 p.m.

    Ya know, ya'all, many LEOs won't even tackle a domestic disturbance alone, and I don't blame them for that. Too many have been killed doing so. But for all we know, backup was on the way, and the situation escalated to the point where the officer thought if they waited for backup, someone might be dead.

    The bottom line is, anyone to assaults a police officer should get a life sentence, not just because they assaulted a police officer, but because anyone base enough (or dumb enough perhaps) to do so wouldn't hesitate to do it to a mere civilian, and locking them up forever will keep us forever safe from them.

    And in the end, isn't THAT what should be the important part, keeping innocents safe for good long times?

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Mar 12, 3:02 p.m.

    Those that assault officers should be locked up for life. If they show that much disrespect to an officer of the law, how little of it will they have for others.

  • djofraleigh Mar 12, 12:45 p.m.

    if THAT'S what you take away from this you need to change your name as you are NOT helping anyone, especially not God -- comment by scubagirl

    come up for air scubagirl! What ticked you off so about wanting two officers at domestic disputes?

    As for partners in the original posting, don't most RPD cars have just one LEO aboard, and where does it say there weren't two officers?

  • lwe1967 Mar 11, 6:15 p.m.

    I don't care who you are, you don't tackle a police officer. The police can be wrong, but you don't do bodily harm to an officer. If the police are wrong, you can report them and file a brief. I hope that they throw the book at this person.

  • buco Mar 11, 4:48 p.m.

    yes this is the most dangerous call for a cop. Who knows what the spouse is going to do. I it was an exigent circumstance he couldn't wait for backup

  • Scubagirl Mar 11, 3:59 p.m.

    "Officers are trained to never go into domestic situations alone because they are so dangerous. Where was the partner of this officer at? godshelper"

    WOW!!! if THAT'S what you take away from this you need to change your name as you are NOT helping anyone, especially not God

  • subanitov Mar 11, 3:44 p.m.

    Isn't it curious that when the headline is something an officer did wrong there are 100's of comments, but when an officer is assault there are

  • subanitov Mar 11, 3:42 p.m.

    "Officers are trained to never go into domestic situations alone because they are so dangerous. Where was the partner of this officer at?" godshelper

    Backup may have been busy elsewhere. And both cars don't always arrive at the same time. Or if it's an assault in progress the officer can't sit in the driveway until another unit shows up 10 minutes later.

  • godshelper Mar 11, 2:30 p.m.

    Officers are trained to never go into domestic situations alone because they are so dangerous. Where was the partner of this officer at?

  • cmh5886 Mar 11, 2:24 p.m.

    He should go to jail but he probably will get out of it. He will get a attorney and more than likely he will just get probation and then he will go and do it again because he knows he can get away with it. People think its ok to put their hands on law enforcement officers but don't think it's ok when the officer defends theirself. Usually when the officer defends theirself against someone like this guy they want to say it's police brutaility and want to file lawsuits against the officer and the department saying the officer shouldn't be allowed to defend himsself. The justice system needs to start putting these people away, but it won't ever happen due to attorneys being around that gets people out of stuff like this. Hope the officer gets better soon.

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