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Deputies: Man fights cops, throws Taser probes back at them

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Staunton Bridge Road at Scott Road, near where the fight happened. (Feb. 4, 2014/FOX Carolina) Staunton Bridge Road at Scott Road, near where the fight happened. (Feb. 4, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Curtis Hall (Source: Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office) Curtis Hall (Source: Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County deputies said they were investigating a call about a suspicious person and when they tried to talk to the man, he fought back resisting a shot from a Taser and an attack from a police dog.

About 11 p.m. they were called to a home along Staunton Bridge Road and Scott Road because a woman reported a man approaching her house, talking to himself on the street, and it frightened her, according to Lt. Tim Ridgeway with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.

When two deputies arrived they approached the man who was on the street to ask him what he was doing, but the man became agitated and jumped on an officer, Ridgeway said.

He said the man began to fight the officers, and they tried to take him down and handcuff him. When they couldn't restrain him, Ridgeway said they shot the man with a Taser twice, but he just took the probes off and threw it back at officers.

Backup arrived, including a police dog, but when the dog went in to attack, Ridgeway said the man grabbed the lead and picked the dog up into the air.

As more deputies arrived, Ridgeway said they were able to help take the man down and arrest him.

Ridgeway said the man was not injured, but the first two officers suffered minor injuries to their forehead and hands and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Deputies identified the man as Curtis Hall, 53, and said he was charged with two counts of assault while resisting arrest, simple possession of marijuana, public disorderly conduct and false information to police.

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