Four arrested after early morning alcohol fueled fight at the Waffle House in Dalton
According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, on October 3rd, 2020, at around 4:22 AM, officers responded to the Waffle House located at 2505 East Walnut Avenue in reference to a fight in the parking lot. Dispatch advised the officers that there were four people fighting and throwing plates in the business. Dispatch updated and advised that they had now moved out into the parking lot. Officer McBrayer and Officer Smith arrived on the scene. Officer McBrayer saw one male trying to quickly move across the parking lot, trying to get away from the area of Officer Smith. When McBrayer got out of his patrol car to make contact with him, he saw two other males running in the distance. Officer McBrayer reported, "Due to their eagerness to get away [I] decided to go after those males." Officer McBrayer chased the males north behind the Waffle House into the wood line where one of the males fell. While chasing after them, he was giving them loud verbal commands to stop. Both Officer McBrayer and Officer Smith took the male identified as Alejandro Ramirez, 24 of Dalton, into custody. Officer smith continued to try and pursue the other male that was still running through the woods. While walking Ramirez back to hid patrol vehicle, he could hear people more yelling in the parking lot. Officer McBrayer could see four subjects yelling. They were identified as Jocelyne Sandoval, 19, Denice Nunez, 20, Jose Montoya, and Aaron Rodriguez, 28, all of Dalton. Officer Jenkins arrived on the scene and went straight to the group that was outside yelling, causing a disturbance. Officer McBrayer reported that Alejandro was clearly intoxicated. Denice and Jocelyne admitted to coming to the Waffle House and getting into an altercation with another female that was in the restaurant. Both had a different explanation of how the events unfolded, but due to their admission to being involved in the disturbance, they were both taken into custody. It was later learned that Jocelyne was under the influence of alcohol, and she was under the age of 21. Jose Montoya and Aaron Rodriguez also had a different account of what had happened at this location. A witness to the incident stated that Jocelyne and Denice entered the Waffle House, causing a disturbance. The witness stated that Jose Montoya and Aaron Rodriguez tried their best to keep everyone separated before the altercation unfolded. The witness stated that the females all got into a fight and that it moved out into the parking lot. Due to the level of intoxication, Montoya and Rodriguez called someone to come pick them up. The remaining four suspects involved were taken to the Whitfield County Jail. Alejandro Ramirez was charged with obstruction and public drunkenness. Jose Ramirez was charged with underage consumption and disorderly conduct. Denice Nunez was charged with disorderly conduct. Jocelyne Sandoval was charged with disorderly conduct and underage consumption.