Upon arrival, the deputy observed offender David Payne, later arrested, standing in the midsection of the stairs separating the first and second floor. As two deputies approached Payne and advised the BCSO had active warrants for his arrest, he resisted being taken into custody by tensing up his body and pushing away.
The report states Payne screamed the BCSO deputies were trying to throw him off the steps. After agreeing to cooperate with the deputies, Payne pushed one of the deputies and ran up the stairs toward the next staircase on the opposite side of the building.
One of the deputies began pursuing Payne, giving him several commands to stop or he would be tased. Payne refused to stop at which time one of the deputies drew his taser and deployed it into his lower back, causing Payne to drop to the ground.
While attempting to again place Payne into custody, the offender began reaching in his left pants pocket at which time the deputy gave him commands to stop and when he did not, the deputy again tased him using a dry-stun method until he was able to gain control of the offender and place him in hand restraints.
Once secured, Payne requested an ambulance, stating he was having chest pains. While searching Payne, the deputy located a glass smoking device containing a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine in his front left pants pocket. Bartow Emergency Management Services was immediately notified and upon their arrival, Payne was released to their staff.
Warrants were secured for possession of meth and misdemeanor obstruction. Once the warrants were secured, the deputy arrived at Cartersville Medical Center where the medical staff advised Payne was clear for transport to the Bartow County Jail, where he was transported without further incident.