Man who fought with deputy died Wed­nes­day

The Covington News - - Front page - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­

The man who re­port­edly in­gested drugs dur­ing a traf­fic stop, then at­tacked a New­ton County Sher­iff’s Deputy, has died.

The cause of 43-year-old Terry Dean Gore’s death is pend­ing au­topsy re­sults by the state med­i­cal ex­am­iner; how­ever, wit­nesses who saw Gore dur­ing the traf­fic stop Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon re­port­edly said Gore be­gan act­ing odd just af­ter swal­low­ing what the deputy be­lieved was drugs.

It all started with a traf­fic stop at the Marathon gas sta­tion on Ga. High­way 36 and By­pass around 12:30 p.m. A deputy pulled over a ve­hi­cle be­ing driven by a white fe­male with two white male pas­sen­gers — one of which was Gore. When the deputy saw Gore in­gest­ing the al­leged drugs, he or­dered him to stop and Gore ig­nored the re­quest. Soon there­after a phys­i­cal al­ter­ca­tion en­sued.

Dur­ing the al­ter­ca­tion, the deputy pressed his panic alarm, alert­ing all of­fi­cers — both county and city — that he needed help. Ac­cord­ing to NCSO Lt. Keith Crum, wit­nesses at the gas sta­tion also stepped in to as­sist the deputy in

the al­ter­ca­tion with Gore.

Both Gore and the deputy were taken to the hospi­tal, the deputy for in­juries sus­tained dur­ing the fight. He was treated and re­leased. Gore died Wed­nes­day.

The Ge­or­gia Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion has been called in to in­ves­ti­gate the sit­u­a­tion as a mat­ter of pro­to­col, and the sher­iff’s of­fice will also con­duct its own in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Gore was re­cently re­leased from prison af­ter serv­ing a sen­tence for forgery. He was cur­rently on pa­role. Gore also has prior prison sen­tences for re­ceiv­ing stolen goods and forgery in 2003 from New­ton County and two 2008 stints served for vi­o­la­tion of mo­tor ve­hi­cle li­cense/ plates and pos­ses­sion with in­tent to dis­trib­ute metham­phetamine from Rock­dale County.

Am­ber Pittman /The Cov­ing­ton News

The al­ter­ca­tion took place at the Marathon gas sta­tion on Ga. High­way 36 and By­pass around 12:30 p.m. in Cov­ing­ton.

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