Vanderford, Austin Nick
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
Simple Assault-Family Violence
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On June 25, 2022 at 0150 hours I, Officer S. Anderson #139, was dispatched to [300 BLOCK] Fairview Ct Winder GA, 30680 in response to a domestic dispute.
Dispatch informed me the caller stated a male was “swinging” on a female and the male was pointing something at the female, possibly a weapon. Dispatch also informed me the caller stated the female yelled “someone call the police.” I responded code 3 (emergency lights and sirens).
Upon arrival I spoke with a male, later identified as Austin Vanderford, who stated he and his “baby mama” had gotten into an argument. I observed Austin to be without a shirt on and sweating. I asked Austin to explain to me what happened, however, he ignored my questions and stated he had forgot.
Austin did not provide me any further information in regard to the argument he had with his “baby mama”. I observed an unknown object, shaped like a cross, in Austin’s hand. I asked Austin to show it to me and he said it was a cross he had found on the road. Austin did not let me hold the object. I observed there to be screws or nails in the object so I told Austin to drop the object.
Austin became argumentative with me. Ofc Bazinet (W115) detained Austin for safety reasons by placing handcuffs on his wrists. Ofc. Bazinet checked the handcuffs for proper fit and double locked them. Austin was informed he was only being detained at that time.
I met with Ofc. Flores (W154) who stated he had interviewed the victim, [REDACTED BY AGENCY], who stated Austin threatened to throw a “rock” at her and she felt in fear for her safety. I spoke with [REDACTED BY AGENCY], who stated she has been staying with Austin for 4 days and they have three children together.
[REDACTED BY AGENCY] stated Austin and her began arguing on 06/25/2022 at around 0100-0115 hours because Austin told her he “fu*ked his cousin”. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] stated her and Austin have been dating for 17 years and they share a child together. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] stated Austin threatened her with a rock and a “cross” like object on 06/25/2022.
[REDACTED BY AGENCY] stated Austin told her she would get chopped into little pieces and threatened to knock her teeth down her throat. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] stated she attempted to grab her belongings and leave the house; however, Austin would not let her grab her belongings.
[REDACTED BY AGENCY] provided me with a written statement. I provided [REDACTED BY AGENCY] with family violence resources. I informed Austin he was under arrest. Austin was searched for weapons, contraband, and means of escape. The search yielded negative results. I placed Austin in the rear passenger’s side of my patrol vehicle and secured him with a safety belt.
At 0230 hours I transported Austin to the Barrow County Detention Center (653 Barrow Park Dr, Winder GA 30680) and turned him over to the deputies. I cleared the back seat of my patrol vehicle before and after transport with negative results. Pictures were taken and are attached to this report.
A warrant is to be procured.
[End of Narrative]