Dalton man charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault after violent domestic at apartment
According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, on August 30th, 2020, at approximately 2:02 AM, Officer McCarver was dispatched to The Cliffs Apartments located at 818 Shugart Road in reference to a domestic disturbance. Once on the scene, the officer made contact with the victim. She stated that her boyfriend, Kevin Mckenzie, 33 of Dalton, had assaulted her. She stated that when she returned home, Mckenzie was in the apartment lying in bed with the baby. The female victim stated that she went inside and got a Heineken beer. The female victim stated she proceeded outside on the steps to smoke and drink with a neighbor. The female victim advised that Mckenzie had gone outside and stated, "You live a double life b***h," and began to argue. The female victim and Mckenzie went inside the residence and continued arguing. While inside with three juveniles present inside the residence, Mckenzie began a physical altercation. The female victim stated that Mckenzie began to hit her and choke her for living a double life and cheating on him. The female victim stated that Mckenzie grabbed her by the hair and began to drag her outside by her throat and hair down the stairs. The female victim said that Mckenzie dragged her down the stairs by her hair and back of the throat and forced her into the vehicle stating, "You going to take me home b***h", according to the female victim. The female victim advised that she was kicking the door trying to get out of the passenger side in which she was shoved into. Mckenzie kept trying to close the door on the female victim, trying to keep her inside. She stated that she had been drinking and did not want to drive. Once the door was finally shut and Mckenzie tried to walk around, the female victim stated that she was able to get out of the vehicle and run upstairs to her residence. Officer McCraver observed red marks/scratches/abrasions on the victim's left arm and neck. Officer McCraver also observed skin missing and bleeding on both sides of the victim's neck, which indicated being choked and drug by her neck. She stated that Mckenzie choked and hit her both inside the residence and outside, going down the stairs and at the vehicle. Juveniles were asleep during the altercation inside the residence. Pictures of the vehicle and victim's injuries were added to evidence. Officer McCraver presented this case in front of a magistrate judge to seek warrants on Kevin Mckenzie. Warrants for felony kidnapping and felony aggravated assault were obtained. On Wednesday, September 9th, 2020, Mckenzie was booked into the Whitfield County Jail.