Deputy suffers minor injury in fight with wanted person

chapman, kennethOn 3/4/14 at 1830 hrs Deputy 1st Class Randall Norman stopped a vehicle on Kyle Sorrell Rd at Newton’s MHP for a minor traffic offense.  DFC Norman made contact with the driver, later identified as Kenneth Steven Chapman (21 yoa, Grant St Garden City Ga), at which time Chapman provided a false name to Norman.  After obtaining Chapman’s true identity, DFC Norman found that he was wanted out of Effingham County.  As DFC Norman attempted to take Chapman into custody, Chapman physically resisted arrest.  The two struggled until other deputies could reach the scene, summoned by a call for help from DFC Norman.  Chapman was taken into custody and transported to the Bulloch County Jail.  DFC Norman sustained a minor injury to his knee during the altercation.

Chapman is charged with multiple offenses:  1 ct Felony Obstruction of an Officer, 1 ct Misdemeanor Obstruction, 1 ct Simple Battery on an Officer, 1 ct Giving False Identification, 1 ct Disorderly Conduct, 1 ct Battery, Seatbelt violation, and an outstanding Effingham County warrant.  He has no bond.