Augusta Man Tazed by Police After Using Woman’s Face as Punching Bag

Authorities arrested John Terah Mosely of Augusta on Wednesday after police say he repeatedly punched a woman in broad daylight. A deputy who tried to detain him also was injured.

John Mosley, 40, of Augusta, Assault & battery, resisting arrest with assault, domestic violence, malicious injury to property, disorderly conduct x2

The victim told Aiken County Sheriff’s deputes that Mosely, who was highly intoxicated at the time, stormed into her Graniteville home, yelling obscenities at her. From there, the argument escalated into an all-out fistfight. Deputies on scene photographed the victim’s swollen face, eyes and lips before EMS transported her to a local hospital, according to police reports. Two others, including a sheriff’s deputy, also received medical attention for minor injuries.

When authorities arrived on scene at Coal Creek Drive, they found the victim and Mosely, standing at his vehicle. Police immediately ordered him to hold up his hands; they had been told by dispatch that he might have a gun. Mosely refused to comply and began walking toward deputies, the incident report states. Eventually, one of them took Mosely to the ground, tazing him three times, and injuring his right elbow during the struggle.

Deputies said Mosely continued his bad behavior at the hospital, where he threatened officers and medical employees. A witness also received treatment for injuries he sustained when Mosely kicked and punched him in the face, according to the incident report. Authorities said the victim ran into the road, flagged down the victim and jumped into his car. Police said the witness called 911 when he learned of the assault.  The witness also reported that Mosely intentionally bumped the rear of his car while he sat in the victim’s driveway.

Mosely faces a list of charges, including two counts of assault and battery, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and malicious injury to property.

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