Man tased at fathers funeral now in jail
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The Wilmington man who made national headlines after being tased by deputies at his father's funeral is now serving jail time. Gladwyn Russ III just pleaded guilty to his most serious charge, possession of a firearm by a felon. As part of a plea bargain, his misdemeanor charges, stemming from the incident at the funeral, were dropped. Prior charges of communicating threats against his wife have also been dropped. New Hanover County deputies were serving a warrant on that charge at Russ's father's funeral. When he resisted arrest, they tased him. Russ will undergo a mental health evaluation, serve two months in jail, and three years probation.

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WHY will we not bring it here, to Southeastern North Carolina? This man should be facing a mandatory five years in federal prison. Any wonder why I advocate learning how to use a firearm, getting licensed to carry a firearm, and wearing one whenever you leave home? The government simply refuses to protect you. You had better be ready and capable of protecting yourself.
WHY will we not bring it here, to Southeastern North Carolina? This man should be facing a mandatory five years in federal prison. Any wonder why I advocate learning how to use a firearm, getting licensed to carry a firearm, and wearing one whenever you leave home? The government simply refuses to protect you. You had better be ready and capable of protecting yourself.
if a felon, convicted of possession of a firearm gets 2 months and 3 years probation, why in the hell did i bother to get a conceled wepons permit? if thats all he got. i with a clean past would have been sentenced to dinner with a beach bimbo, what the hell is going on?? did he get a special sentance not to seek a lawsuit??? the next time the sherrifs office has an encounter with him ,and mark my words we will be reading about him within 9 months of his relaese. what do you think that encounter is going to be like?. as i understand you get 5 years for that crime or am i mistaken?. nhc sheriffs department, perfection?, no. perfection is a robot, would it be better to have robots? they can be programed to coddle these scum bags or execute them. i'll take a human with the all the inperfections that come with it. ladies and gentelmen of the sheriffs department. please continue to do your job and keep us safe., even if some of the public are a bunch of mental defectives and speak disrespectful of you. semper fi
You say you dont want robots, well thats what you got over there at the sheriffs office, a bunch of poorly programed robots that cant think for themselves. This guy got his break because of how he was treated at his father's funeral. The charges he was accused of doing were dropped for lack of evidence. I guess some woman all upset can swear out anything she wants and get your behind tased by robots. I want a thinking deputy, one with at least half a brain. They are beaten into submission and programed to do the stupid things they do. Causey is a joke.
if he is credited for time served and good behavior, he could be home with his Family for Christmas.