Three arrested for public drunkenness and loitering after incident in Dalton
This is a direct transcription from the incident report. Some names and addresses may have been removed or edited to protect the innocent, some human error may exist. We don’t correct spelling or grammatical errors: According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, on June 14th, 2020, at approximately 2:11 hours, off-duty officer Guerrero was on his way home from work in his marked patrol vehicle to his residence. While driving home his mother notified him that there were three male subjects seen on their security video footage in their driveway. One male subject was seen getting on officer Guerrero's white 2006 Honda JH2 motorcycle. Guerrero heard the male subject state, "I got this I'ma take this bike". Officers Parson, Kapur, and O'Neal arrived on scene to assist Guerrero, who was out with the subjects on East Morris Street. Officer Guerrero showed the officers the video clip of the incident. The three subjects matched the description of the three in the video. At first, they denied being at the house. The three subjects seen on the video were identified as Austin Wilson, 25 of Dalton, Jarrett Hughes 21 of Tunnel Hill, and Jose Garcia, 19 of Dalton. They were all detained and placed into handcuffs. Wilson was the one observed getting onto the motorcycle. All suspects were read Miranda rights and stated they understood them. All suspects admitted to being there. While Officer O'Neal was talking to all three suspects, he could smell the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from their breath and person. Officer Kapur assisted with having them blow into the portable breathalyzer. Wilson presented a reading of .108. Hughes presented a reading of .061, and Garcia presented a reading of .042. Officers found fireworks and weed after searching the suspects. Wilson had asked to put his shoe on better. At that time, Wilson took off running while wearing the personally owned handcuffs belonging to Officer Kapur. Officer O'Neal caught Wilson shortly after and placed him into a patrol vehicle. They were transported to the Whitfield County Jail. While on the way to the jail, Wilson faked having a seizure. EMS assessed him, who stated he was faking it. Garcia and Hughes were booked on the charges of loitering and public drunkenness. Wilson was booked for the charges of felony criminal attempt theft, obstructing, theft, public drunkenness, and loitering.