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Sanford man accused in attack on Cameron police chief

Posted November 19, 2012

A Sanford man was arrested last week after authorities said he assaulted Cameron Police Chief Gary McDonald, causing the chief to lose consciousness.

Investigators from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office said the assault happened Thursday while McDonald was patrolling Carthage Street. The chief was checking on people in a car that was in a ditch near railroad tracks when one of the occupants attacked him. The assailant ran into the woods after the attack.

Sheriff’s deputies from Moore and Lee counties identified Jason Roy Brazell, 31, of 619 Hawkins Ave., as a suspect and arrested him Friday. Brazell was charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.

He was held at the Moore County Detention Center under $12,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is set for Dec. 6.

Authorities did not release further information about the attack or McDonald’s condition.
 

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  • piene2 Nov 19, 2012

    "Bail is not (supposed to be) set to fit the crime, it is set to ensure the defandats presence in court. If the defandand does not have the means to flee they have a lower bond. Someone who has means to flee will have a higher bond.
    morebadnews"

    Getting that simple fact through some people's thick heads is like trying to shove an oyster through a keyhole.

  • rlsmith5 Nov 19, 2012

    It is a real shame someone can attack an officer of the law and get off probably with probation. They should put those who attack law enforcement at least one year in prison. can't wait to see how little he gets for the crime he has committed.

  • morebadnews Nov 19, 2012

    Bail is not (supposed to be) set to fit the crime, it is set to ensure the defandats presence in court. If the defandand does not have the means to flee they have a lower bond. Someone who has means to flee will have a higher bond.

  • msncdso Nov 19, 2012

    What a winner. And out of his territory...

  • Banned4Life Nov 19, 2012

    No "man" there. That's a Sanford boy. Soon enough gonna be someone's beeyatch. Someone is always going to be tougher. He also looks like a prime candidate for drug testing before he receives any of his entitlements. He is probably part of the 2% who would get refused.

  • YippiYiyoKiYay Nov 19, 2012

    The chief was checking on people in a car that was in a ditch near railroad tracks when one of the occupants attacked him.......When he opened his door and got out the chief should have pulled his service weapon. When he came up on the chief he should have shot him.

  • uBnice Nov 19, 2012

    And the perp is still alive? There are some attackers who would have been shot and killed. I guess some people have exemption cards. :-)

  • iknowmyschnitzel Nov 19, 2012

    "One can not help but wonder what if any the provocation might have been?".....all one has to do is look up his criminal rap sheet. It is replete with abusing children, LEO, and drugs. Car in ditch, was probably on drugs, and heading back to jail anyway after just getting out last year.

  • piene2 Nov 19, 2012

    The usual comment to the uninformed.

    "Definition of 'Bail Bond'
    A written promise signed by a defendant and surety to ensure that a criminal defendant will appear in court at the scheduled time and date, as ordered by the court. The bail amount is set by the court.
    The process starts with a defendant being released on bail; the bail is paid by a surety (bail bond agent or bondsman), who usually collects a percentage of the amount of bail. In order to pay the bail, so that the defendant can be released while awaiting trial."

    Bail is NOT supposed to be punitive!

  • piene2 Nov 19, 2012

    "Attacks the Police Chief huh? ... real smart,dude. This guy's a real winner.
    JohnnyVoodoo"

    One can not help but wonder what if any the provocation might have been?

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