Yemassee man arrested on drug charges after breaking deputy's nose

bheffernan@islandpacket.comFebruary 22, 2013 

Richard Albany

A Yemassee man was arrested on multiple charges this week after breaking a Beaufort County sheriff's deputy's nose.

Richard Shedrick Albany, 30, was arrested just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton Head Gardens apartment complex on Southwood Park Drive. He was charged with fleeing to evade arrest, resisting arrest and injuring an officer, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.

While on patrol, deputies saw Albany enter the complex. Albany left a gold 2004 Chrysler Sebring running and playing loud music in the parking lot.

The deputies approached the car and smelled marijuana. When Albany returned, deputies asked him for his ID, which he provided. When they tried to search him for weapons, he ran.

The deputies chased him to a chain link fence that Albany tried to climb. A struggle ensued, and Albany elbowed Patrolman First Class John Duus in the face and broke his nose.

Albany continued to fight, until deputies shocked him with a stun gun. Afterward, the deputies restrained and arrested him.

Deputies found marijuana and cocaine in his car.

Both Albany and Duus were taken to Hilton Head Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

Albany was taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center. He was released on bond Friday afternoon, according to the jail log.

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