According to a report filed by School Resource Officer, Deputy Brian Carter, 32-year-old Keith Pippin had come to Lafayette Elementary School for a meeting.
Prior to the meeting, Carter states in his report that he noticed that Pippin's speech was slurred and he was not stable on his feet.
Carter's report alleges there was a "strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the defendant's person."
Pippin was given three field sobriety tests by Carter, who says he felt that Pippin was indeed under the influence.
When Carter went to handcuff Pippen after placing him under arrest, Pippin allegedly struck Carter in the chest, shoved him into a wall and attempted to flee.
Carter deployed his Taser, which the report says knocked Pippin down briefly before he regained footing and once again attempted to flee.
Carter writes in his report that he deployed his Taser a total of three times while using clear verbal commands.
Pippin allegedly ran outside of the building, where Carter followed him and “dry Tasered” him.
While Pippin was down, he allegedly fought Carter as the deputy tried to take him into custody. Carter allegedly attempted to “dry Taser” Pippin once again but was Tasered himself.
Pippin once again allegedly attempted to flee, but Carter was able to take him into custody after deploying his Taser a final time.
Macon County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Phil Harper and Lafayette Police Department Det. Keith Tillman arrived at the school and placed Pippin in a patrol car.
He was taken to the Macon County Jail, where he was charged with one count of assault, one count of public intoxication and one count of resisting arrest. He is scheduled to appear in court on Apr. 4.
The following note regarding the incident was sent home to parents on Friday:
“Our school strives for supreme safety for all of our students. We had an unusual occurrence that happened here at Lafayette Elementary yesterday. Our (SRO) School Resource Officer was here and we were in complete control of the situation. No one was injured or in danger during this occurrence. We have taken the proper steps to increase security measures to assure complete safety for our students. The faculty and staff of Lafayette Elementary School would like to thank you for your support in making this a successful year. –LES Faculty and Staff.”