As of Monday, July 16, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
GAINESVILLE — A Suwanee man was arrested Sunday after authorities said he attacked a park ranger near Lake Lanier.
Charlie Brown Jordan, 24, was arrested and charged with felony obstruction after the alleged altercation at about 3:15 p.m. Sunday. According to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ranger was patrolling Burton Mill Park when he “observed a group of individuals with alcoholic beverages in a prohibited area.”
“While issuing a citation for the offense, the ranger was physically attacked by one of the subjects,” spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks said.
The ranger was struck multiple times by Brown before he deployed pepper spray to end the assault, Wilbanks said.
Brown was taken to Hall County Jail, where a federal hold was placed for pending additional charges made by the Army Corps of Engineers.
The ranger was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, but was not seriously injured.