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Jabree Haynes

Haynes, Jabree Alexander

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Reckless Conduct

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 11-16-2022 at approximately 0330 hours, Cpl. Hill and I were dispatched to [600 BLOCK] Embassy Walk Winder, GA 30680 in reference to suspicious activity. While en route Central Dispatch advised us the caller heard what sounded like a gun shot. Dispatch advised the caller stated the male with the firearm needed someone to check on him because of his mental state. Cpl. Hill and I traveled in marked vehicle 407 code 1 due to Dispatch advising the shot had been fired 30-45 min ago.

Upon our arrival we were greeted by 2 males standing on the porch with a black case on the railing.

Mr. [VICTIM #1] advised that “It was over there”. Cpl. Hill then asked what he was referring to. [VICTIM #1] advised that the gun was in the black case on the railing. [VICTIM #1] advised us he knew why we had been called out to the residence and that it was in reference to a gun shot.

[VICTIM #1] advised us that the gun on the railing was the only gun they had and that there were not any other guns inside the residence.

We then had [VICTIM #1] and the other male, later identified as Jabree Haynes, come down off the porch away from the weapon to speak with us.

Ofc. Perrin then walked up the porch to the weapon to assure that it was safe and empty.

While speaking with them both I asked who shot the weapon. Jabree had advised us he accidentally discharged the weapon.

While speaking with them both, [VICTIM #1] advised that he was in the living room playing a game. [VICTIM #1] advised us that he plays online in a group chat and while in the group chat, someone heard what sounded like a gun shot in the background of [VICTIM #1]’s residence. The person advised [VICTIM #1] that it sounded like a gun had been shot in the background. [VICTIM #1] was unable to hear it because he wears noise canceling headphones while gaming.

[VICTIM #1] advised he went to Jabree’s bedroom to see what happened. [VICTIM #1] advised us that Jabree advised him he had discharged his firearm.

[VICTIM #1] then advised us that after he spoke with Jabree, he contacted to his brother Mr. [WITNESS #1] to come pick him up. [VICTIM #1] advised that he left the residence and started walking to the neighborhoods entrance to meet his brother. [VICTIM #1] then advised once entering [WITNESS #1]’ vehicle he could overhear that [WITNESS #1] was on the phone with Dispatch.

[VICTIM #1] advised that he then got out of the vehicle and went back to the house to inform Jabree that [WITNESS #1] had called the police.

While speaking with [VICTIM #1], Ofc. Davis advised us that [WITNESS #1] was trying to flag him down while he was driving by. Ofc. Davis advised [WITNESS #1] to stay positioned far away from the residence.

After speaking with [VICTIM #1], Cpl. Hill and I walked down to speak with [WITNESS #1].

[WITNESS #1] advised us he was the caller. [WITNESS #1] also stated that Jabree is not mentally stable and doesn’t think Jabree should have possession of a firearm. [WITNESS #1] advised us that he believes Jabree is a threat to himself and others around him. [WITNESS #1] advised us that [VICTIM #1] told him that Jabree became upset over the video game he was playing and pulled down his monitor and shot a round into the monitor. [WITNESS #1] advised that he and [VICTIM #1] spoke through text about what happened. [WITNESS #1] was able to show us the conversation he and [VICTIM #1] had about Jabree discharging his weapon. [WITNESS #1] advised he would be able to email me the text conversation.

While I was reading the text conversation, I observed [VICTIM #1] tell [WITNESS #1] that Jabree had become upset from playing the game and in result pulled his monitor down and shot it with his firearm.

After speaking with [WITNESS #1], we spoke separately with [VICTIM #1]. [VICTIM #1] advised the same thing he stated before. He also advised us where Jabree’s bedroom was located.

While speaking with Jabree, he advised us that he took the firearm out just to look at it and touch it. He advised us that he enjoys guns and that he was in the military and that is a reason he likes guns. Jabree advised that while handling the gun he forgot that he loaded the weapon on a previous date. Jabree advised he then accidentally discharged the firearm in the floor. I asked Jabree if he wanted to harm himself and he advised he battled with it before. Jabree advised us that he does not want to at this moment or during the moment of the accidental discharge.

We then asked Jabree if we could enter the residence to see where the damage had been done. He advised us that we could go in and advised us how to get to his room.

While entering Jabree’s room, I observed holes in the walls, clothes on the floor and open containers of alcohol on a computer desk. I observed a monitor on the floor under the desk with what appeared to be a bullet hole in the middle of it.

After leaving the residence, I asked both Jabree and [VICTIM #1] if they would be willing to give a written statement. They both agreed to give written statements.

While standing with Jabree as he filled out his written statement, I asked Jabree if had he been drinking. Jabree advised me that he had been drinking.

After collecting the written statements from both Jabree and [VICTIM #1], I determined that I would be placing Jabree under arrest for reckless conduct. Even though Jabree was located in another room when he discharged his firearm, [VICTIM #1] was sitting in the living room which was located in the general direction that Jabree had shot in. Jabree could have seriously injured [VICTIM #1] during this negligent act. Jabree was also intoxicated during the incident.

Cpl. Hill and I walked back over to Jabree and I informed him that he was under arrest for reckless conduct. I then placed Jabree in handcuffs behind his back checking for proper fit, and double locked. I searched Jabree incident to arrest for weapons, contraband, and means of escape with negative findings. Jabree was then placed in the back seat of my marked patrol vehicle and secured with the lap and shoulder belt.

Cpl. Hill and I then confiscated Jabree’s firearm and firearm case. The case was black in color with ‘Canik’ engraved on the top. Inside the case was a black 9mm pistol with a an aftermarket optic, 2 empty 18 round magazines and other miscellaneous accessories for the pistol.

I then transported Jabree to the Barrow County Detention Center.

Upon our arrival to the jail, Jabree and his personal belongings were relinquished to jail staff.

The backseat was checked before and after transport for contraband with negative results

I procured the following warrant against Jabree Alexander Haynes;

Warrant #2022-3475MW OCGA 16-5-60 Reckless Conduct for endangering the bodily safety of Mr. [VICTIM #1] by consciously disregarding the substantial and unjustifiable risk that his act would endanger the safety of Mr. [VICTIM #1] and the disregard constituted a gross deviation from the standard of care which a reasonable person would exercise in the situation.

Watch Guard Body Camera was worn and activated for this investigation.

My in-car camera #407 was activated

I took Photographs of the firearm and attached them to case report.

Ofc. Perrin took photographs of the scene and attached them to the case report.

Collected firearm is a Black Canik Mete SFT 9mm Pistol SER: 21CC22724 with empty 18 round magazine and Mccanik brand optic

Collected Case is “Canik” branded firearm case containing empty 18 round magazine, holster and firearm accessories.

LERMS receipt completed.

Evidence was properly packaged and then recorded on Winder Receipt for Property #A-28616.

The evidence was then placed in evidence locker #4.

[End of Narrative]