A Packet AllStar found himself on the wrong end of a beat down Wednesday morning after allegedly burglarizing a home on Carolyn Drive in New Hope.
Jimmie White Jr., who once stole an ambulance from Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle and drove it to Macon — just because “Jesus told him to” — was arrested Wednesday and charged with trespassing.
“I have had several run-ins with this guy coming on my property,” said Jerry Bruce, who held White. until he could be arrested by deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. “I even have a ‘no trespassing’ sign in my yard because of this guy.”
Bruce, who lives at 132 Carolyn Drive., said his wife, Rachel, daughter of former deputy and current private investigator Randy Robles, woke him up around 7:30 when she heard a neighbor panicking.
“I thought (White) was in my yard, but he was actually kicking in the door of my neighbor’s house,” Bruce said. “I saw him coming down the street carrying some stuff and I asked him if he had ‘stolen all he needed” and then he came running at me.”
According to Bruce, Smith came on to his property and charged at him.
“He came in my yard and I pulled a gun on him and put a bullet in the chamber and he just went crazy,” Bruce said. “He came at me and I threw the gun down and I hit him in the face and then he really went crazy. I hit him a few more times and we finally locked up and I was able to slam him down on my driveway and I locked my knees around him and restrained him until the cops got there. He said he was going to kill all of us, so I choked him while I was restraining him.”
Once the deputies arrived, Bruce said White really started to resist.
“I was helping the cops because he was resisting,” Bruce said. “They tazed him and it didn’t even phase him, so they tazed him again with the claw-tazer. It took three cops to bring him down.”
(Jerry Bruce, the hero of this story, is my cousin. I am proud of him for defending his family. Jeff Clark)0