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Deputy injured by irate bank customer
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A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy was injured Friday evening when an irate bank customer trying to flee the scene of a disorderly conduct call backed his truck into her patrol vehicle.

Deputy Donna Bennett's leg was pinned between the frame and door of her patrol car.

"There was obvious swelling and bruising to her leg at the time. She was transported to an area hospital," said Capt. Tony Wooten.

William Todd Carter, 48, of Dawsonville has been charged with aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, obstruction of officer, disorderly conduct and reckless driving.

Authorities were called to the Dawsonville SunTrust bank just after 6 p.m. when Carter allegedly grew aggravated that he could not get a check cashed.

Wooten said he raised his voice at employees and threw complimentary lollipops inside the bank.

Then as he was leaving, Carter rammed his truck into Bennett's cruiser that she had parked behind him in an attempt to keep him from leaving the scene.

"Even after striking her, he was in the parking lot cussing the sheriff's office and employees and complaining that he couldn't get the check cashed," he said.

Bond had not been set as of Tuesday afternoon.

Wooten said Bennett was treated and released. She returned to work this week.

 

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