Man tased, arrested after wife, police assaulted

Richard Bryson

Richard Bryson

LOGANVILLE -- A Loganville man is facing 10 separate charges after a violent incident in which officials said he was "out of control," reportedly assaulting his wife, an elderly woman and police officers while children watched in the early hours of Thursday morning.

A full report was not available Thursday, but according to warrants and officials, Gwinnett County police responded to the Joni Boulevard home of 37-year-old Richard Byrd Bryson around midnight, finding him in a rage.

Violently grabbing and twisting the arms of both his wife and a woman believed to be his mother, Bryson reportedly resisted arrest when officers arrived, calling his wife a "dead (expletive)" and threatening to "(expletive) kill her."

Bryson allegedly threatened his young daughter as well, "kicking in her bedroom door that she barricaded with a brick and chasing her into her grandmother's bedroom while shouting threats at everyone in the house," one warrant read.

Bryson struggled with at least three different officers, "possibly breaking the finger" of one, officials said.

"Ultimately, for his safety and that of the others present, including the officers, he was tased and taken into custody," Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Brian Kelly said.

Bryson was arrested and charged with a myriad of crimes -- two counts of battery, three counts of obstruction of a law enforcement officer, two counts of third-degree cruelty to children, terroristic acts and threats, exploitation of a disabled adult and simple assault.

Gwinnett County Jail records show he is being held without bond.