Investigator Charged With Striking City Worker PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 04 December 2017 10:35
An investigator with the Georgia prison system is accused of striking a City of Summerville employee with a vehicle on Highland Avenue recently, according to Interim Police Chief Harold Tucker.
Blake Lamar Edwards, 28, of Rome, allegedly struck the city worker who was directing traffic around a construction zone on Nov. 21, according to Summerville Police reports.
City worker Nathan Major spotted Edwards in a brown SUV heading toward the worksite and lunged to the shoulder of the roadway. However, Major was struck on the left arm by the passenger side mirror. 
"The driver of the SUV then exited his vehicle and moved his jacket exposing a badge and a gun as he advised [Major] to get back in his truck and stop acting like he is directing traffic," Officer Tim Fulmer reported.
Edwards allegedly threatened to jail Major, according to reports.
The investigator then corrected his passenger side mirror and left the scene of the incident. Major was able to get a tag number and immediately reported the incident to his supervisor.
Later on, Officer Fulmer spoke with Edwards about the incident. His side of the story is different. He blames Major for striking the SUV. 
"The Edwards subject advised that he then advised [Major] that he was going to contact the police if his vehicle was damaged," Officer Fulmer reported.
Edwards told Fulmer he left the scene once noticing there wasn't any damage to his SUV. 
"Mr. Edwards later received a citation . . . due to the fact that he had driven his vehicle in such close proximity to a pedestrian that physical contact was made between the vehicle and the pedestrian regardless of how the contact was made," Officer Fulmer stated.

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