Mother-son duo arrested after obstructing Walker County deputies during traffic stop

According to a Walker County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Friday, April 14th, 2023, at 1:01 AM, Deputy Dooley was patrolling the area of Highway 136 when he observed a 2005 Yamaha YZF with no rear tail lights or tag lights. Deputy Dooley initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Alex Tyler Wallin, 25, of LaFayette, who stated that he knew he did not have rear lights. Deputy Dooley reported, “[I] then asked him if he had valid registration and insurance, and he stated he did not due to the bike just getting fixed. As he was getting his license, [I] observed a brand new Milwaukee battery-operated handheld bandsaw on the fuel tank area in front of him. When asked about the band saw, Alex stated that he had just found it in the middle of Highway 151 as he was traveling through.” His license returned back suspended through Georgia for child support obligation. As the deputy was attempting to fill out the citations and tow paperwork, his mother, Latessa Dawn Wallin, 48, of Trion, arrived on the scene. Upon arriving on the scene, Latessa started yelling and became extremely belligerent toward Alex. Corporal Camp had to tell her several times to leave the scene, and she refused all lawful commands. Alex also advised his mother that she should not have come to the traffic stop. Latessa was eventually placed under arrest. As Corporal Camp was placing Latessa in handcuffs, Alex became very agitated and started yelling at his mother. Then he began yelling at Corporal Camp, “You a f**ing b***h, bro”. Even after being advised to calm down, he continued to yell at his mother and Corporal Camp, stating, “Needs his fing a** whooped, that’s what he f***ing needs”. At point after refusing commands, Alex was also placed under arrest for obstruction. As Alex was being placed in handcuffs, he began physically resisting arrest and attempted to assault deputies Deputy Manning and Corporal Camp assisted in gaining control of Alex and taking him to the ground. Both Alex and his mom Latessa were booked into the Walker County Jail. The entire traffic stop was captured on body cam and dashcam.

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