Marshall Rice had already served 20 years in prison when Habersham County, Georgia deputies pulled him over because they thought his his truck has been used in the theft of a pair of jet skis.
When Lieutenant Tonya Elrod asked Rice to step out of the vehicle, the night took a turn for the worse.
“Not only did he put the gun to my head. Pull the trigger. He tried his best to clear the gun and tried to shoot me two more times after that while I was backing away. And if Graham had not tackled him… and Greg had not shot him, I would be dead.”
“I’ve seen a lot of videos, but I’ve never seen one like that,” said District Attorney Brian Rickman.
As can be seen in the video below, Elrod and Deputy Graham immediately tackle Rice and Sergeant Greg Chastain fires seven shots, one of them going through Rice’s hat.
At a trial earlier this week, Rice acted as his own attorney and used the opportunity to verbally spar with Lieutenant Elrod. That worked well enough to earn him a 70 year prison sentence.
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