Midway Police Department Sgt. Duvale Page Sr. has had previous run-ins with Antoine Mclendon prior to Saturday’s deadly accident that took the life of Liberty County High School student Albert “Spud” Dock.
McLendon has been charged with felony murder, DUI, homicide by vehicle in 1st degree among other serious traffic violations.
Officer Page said he never conducted a traffic stop on McLendon, but knew the soldier, responding to several calls regarding verbal disputes at a Midway residence.
“I’ve dealt with McLendon on several occasions,” Page said. “Alcohol is always the occasion I’ve dealt with him on.”
Page said he had tried to help out McLendon on several
occasions, and once transported him to the barracks at Fort Stewart when he
attempted to drive home from a friend’s house in Midway after McLendon had been
“I had been speaking to his chain of command about some of the incidents he’s been in but to no avail," Page said. "He ended up doing wrong anyway.”
Page was the second to arrive on scene to Saturday’s accident that took the life of Dock and injured two others. According to Page, the call came in from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office around 2:15 a.m. in reference to an accident with injuries.
When Page arrived on the scene, he assisted in extracting McLendon from his vehicle that was in the Dorchester field parking lot.
“He recognized my voice when we were trying to get him out of the vehicle,” Page said.
Page said McLendon had a strong odor of alcohol, and showed all the signs of someone driving under the influence of alcohol.
“To anybody who is out here drinking and driving, it’s not a good idea,” Page said. “We don’t want this to happen to anybody.”
The family of Albert "Spud" Dock has a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses. You can donate here.