Jennifer Tutt

Name:
Tutt, Jennifer Rochelle

Date of Booking:
06/07/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
False Statements and Writings, Concealment of Facts

Officer’s Narrative:
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[NARRATIVE #1 on February 24, 2022]

On 02/24/2022 at approximately 1939 hours I, Officer T. Good, responded Code 1 to the Chevron located at 879 Jefferson Hwy Winder GA 30680 in reference to the request of a Barrow County Sheriffs Deputy advising of a Family Violence incident that occurred at [200 BLOCK] Rutledge Dr. Winder GA 30680.

Upon my arrival, I met with the victim, Ms. Jennifer Tutt. Ms. Tutt advised that around 1915 hours she got home from work. She advised that her boyfriend, who she identified as a [REDACTED] (later determined to be a [REDACTED]), told her that he was breaking up with her and that he was leaving.

Ms. Tutt advised that she asked Mr. [REDACTED] if she could have some money before he left in order to help with the bills, and he became verbally aggressive toward her. Ms. Tutt advised that she attempted to leave their house through the front door, and Mr. [REDACTED] grabbed her by the shirt collar pulling her further into the house. She advised that Mr. [REDACTED] began stating things regarding “you’re just doing this to get me in trouble.” and “you fu*king make me sick.”

Ms. Tutt advised that Mr. [REDACTED] then grabbed her by the arms, under each bicep and began throwing her around the house. Ms. Tutt advised that Mr. [REDACTED] threw her onto the couch, onto the floor, onto the ottoman, and against the wall. She advised that after he quit his aggression, she left in her vehicle.

I attempted to ascertain identifiers of Mr. [REDACTED] from Ms. Tutt, but she advised that she did not have any photos of him, and that she did not know his birthday, she only knew him as [REDACTED]. Ms. Tutt advised that she and Mr. [REDACTED] they did live together and had been together for close to 1 year. I asked where he may be headed, and she advised that he is from North Carolina, and that he told her he was heading back to North Carolina.

I asked Ms. Tutt what type of vehicle he drives, and she said it was a Red Dodge Ram. I asked Ms. Tutt if it had Georgia Registration or North Carolina, and she said that she believed it was North Carolina because she did not believe that he had updated his information to Georgia.

I followed Ms. Tutt to her house and met with Cpl. K. Martinelli. Mr. [REDACTED]’s truck was not in the driveway, and Ms. Tutt gave us permission to clear the residence to ensure that he was not home.

Ms. Tutt had visible bruising on the inside of each of her biceps from the grip of Mr. [REDACTED]. The buising on her biceps is idicative of the fingers of another restraining someone with a tight hold. Ms. Tutt also has bruising on the inside of her right leg, she associated this bruise with when Mr. [REDACTED] threw her into the ottoman. The bruising was photographed by myself and Cpl. Martinelli.

Ms. Tutt advised that she wanted to obtain a restraining order against Mr. [REDACTED] and I provided Ms. Tutt with victims services for Peace Place and advised her to reach out to the Barrow County Courts to handle that. I provided Ms. Tutt with a case card reference this incident and advised her of Open Records.

In an attempt to obtain a better identification of Mr. [REDACTED], I ran the registration of Ms. Tutt’s vehicle through GCIC and determined that it is jointly registered to Ms. Jennifer Tutt, and a Mr. [REDACTED] both of [200 BLOCK] Rutledge Dr. Winder GA 30680.

With a shared address, and a name of such similarity, I determined Mr. [REDACTED] to be the suspect in this case.

Through physical evidence and testimonial evidence, I determined Mr. [REDACTED] to be the prominant aggressor and to charge him with the following:

OCGA 16-5-41 False Imprisonment:

Mr. [REDACTED] did, in violation of OCGA 16-5-41 False Imprisonment, commit the offense False Imprisonment when he “(a)…, in violation of the personal liberty of another, he arrests, confines, or detains such person without legal authority.”

TO WIT: Mr. [REDACTED] confined Ms. Jennifer Tutt to the living room of her house by forcibly pulling her by the shirt collar away from the front door in which she was attempting to exit from, and holding her in place by her biceps preventing her from leaving the residence. This confinement further victimized Ms. Jennifer Tutt throug Battery Family Violence.

OCGA 16-5-23.1(f) Battery FVA

Mr. [REDACTED] did, in violation of OCGA 16-5-23.1(f) Battery FVA, commit the offense Battery FVA when he “(a) …intentionally causes substantial physical harm or visible bodily harm to another.”

TO WIT: Mr. [REDACTED] forcibly held Ms. Jennifer Tutt by her biceps with is hands leaving visible bruising on each arm where his fingers met her arms. Mr. [REDACTED] also during this incident threw Ms. Jennifer Tutt to the ground, onto the couch, onto the ottoman, and against the wall.

Ms. Jennifer Tutt sustained a bruise on the inside of her right leg that she associated with being thrown into the ottoman. Ms. Jennifer Tutt and Mr. [REDACTED], at the time of this incident, were in a domestic relationship and living within the same household classifying this as a family violence relationship.

Warrants will be obtained.

Photograps of Ms. Tutt’s bruising are attached.

Body Worn Camera 144 and 135 footage available.

I cleared the call and returned to service.

[NARRATIVE #2 on May 29th, 2022]

At approximately 1619 hours on May 29th of 2022, I (Officer Pyott) was conducting routine patrol in the area of East May Street in Winder, Georgia 30680 when I observed a Black 2010 Jeep Wrangler bearing Georgia License Plate #[REDACTED].

I ran the vehicle’s information through GCIC/NCIC. The vehicle returned with no active insurance records. I pulled behind the vehicle and activated my emergency blue lights and siren. The vehicle pulled into the Ichiban Buffet parking lot at 78 East May Street in Winder, Georgia 30680.

Upon approaching the vehicle, I identified myself as a police officer, and informed the driver of the reason for the stop. I immediately observed the odor of marijuana emanating from the inside of the vehicle. The driver identified himself as Mr. Clinton Lamont Corbett.

I asked Mr. Corbett if there was insurance on the vehicle, and he stated he did not know. He referred me to the front-seat passenger, who was identified as Ms. Jennifer Tutt. Ms. Tutt was the registered owner of the vehicle.

I asked Ms. Tutt if there was insurance on the vehicle, and she stated she believed there was. Ms. Tutt stated she had insurance through Root Insurance Company. Ms. Tutt stated she would try to locate digital proof of insurance. I took Mr. Corbett’s license back to my patrol vehicle. I requested another unit respond to the scene.

Shortly thereafter, Ms. Tutt stepped out of the vehicle and informed me she would like to talk to me. Ms. Tutt stated that she just realized she did not have insurance on the vehicle, and that if a citation had to be issued, she requested that I issue the citation to her as Mr. Corbett did not know. Ms. Tutt stated the insurance policy lapsed in March of 2022.

Ms. Tutt also stated that she wanted to provide information to prevent the arrest of Mr. Corbett. She stated that several months ago, she was involved in a domestic dispute in the City of Winder. She advised she provided the responding officer on that date with Mr. Corbett’s name as the offender, but she stated she gave this name falsely because she did not want the true offender to get in trouble.

She would not provide the identifying information of the true offender. Ms. Tutt stated she slightly changed Mr. Corbett’s name when she gave it to the officer. I was later contacted by Officer Good #130, who was on-duty, and was the responding officer to the aforementioned domestic dispute. He stated the case number for the previous report was #2022-00006877.

I ran Mr. Corbett’s driver’s license number from North Carolina through GCIC/NCIC, and it returned valid with no warrants. Officer Kaster #152 arrived on scene. I approached the vehicle, and asked Mr. Corbett to step out. I frisked Mr. Corbett for weapons, with negative findings. I asked Ms. Tutt to step out of the vehicle. I frisked Ms. Tutt for weapons, with negative findings.

I questioned Mr. Corbett about if there was any marijuana in the vehicle. Mr. Corbett stated there was not, but that marijuana was smoked recently inside. I asked Ms. Tutt if there was any marijuana in the vehicle, and Ms. Tutt stated there was not, and that she does not smoke marijuana.

I conducted a probable cause search on the vehicle, with negative findings. I advised Mr. Corbett and Ms. Tutt they could step back into the vehicle. I requested Ms. Tutt arrange to insure the vehicle on scene, so that it did not have to be impounded.

I waited for approximately thirty minutes while Ms. Tutt and Mr. Corbett arranged to have insurance placed on the vehicle through Allstate, but was advised that Allstate refused to cover the vehicle due to a lapse in coverage greater than one month. I advised Ms. Tutt I would have to impound the vehicle. I requested a next-list wrecker service.

Officer Good #130 contacted me by radio to ask if I was aware Mr. Corbett had active warrants. I advised him I was not. He advised he had previously taken warrants that were still listed as active.

I realized that the warrants were not listed when running Mr. Corbett’s North Carolina driver’s license number, but did appear when he was run by name and date of birth through Georgia. I observed Mr. Corbett was wanted for false imprisonment and battery out of the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.

I requested dispatch confirm the warrant. Dispatch advised the warrant was confirmed, and requested to place a hold. I approached the vehicle again and asked Mr. Corbett to step out. Mr. Corbett did so.

Mr. Corbett was on the phone with a new insurance broker, and I asked him to hang up. After a few moments, he did so. I informed Mr. Corbett he was under arrest for his local warrants. I handcuffed Mr. Corbett behind his back, checked for proper fit, and double-locked the handcuffs.

I searched Mr. Corbett incident to arrest for weapons, contraband, and means of escape, with negative findings. I secured Mr. Corbett in the backseat of my patrol vehicle and fastened his seatbelt.

All Around Towing arrived on scene to impound the vehicle. I completed an impound inventory. I completed a Winder Police Department Vehicle Impound Report. A copy was provided to the All Around Towing Representative, and he signed a copy which was later submitted to be attached to this report.

I issued Ms. Tutt the following citation:

WC54113 – No Insurance (1st Offense)

Ms. Tutt signed a copy of the citation, and received a copy.

The vehicle was relinquished to All Around Towing. I transported Mr. Corbett to the Barrow County Detention Center. I relinquished Mr. Corbett’s custody to detention staff.

This incident was recorded on L3 Body-Camera #149 and Vehicle Camera #380. The backseat of my patrol vehicle was checked prior to and after transporting Mr. Corbett with negative findings.

Nothing further at this time.

[NARRATIVE #3 on June 7, 2022]

On 6/7/2022 1644 hours, Capt. Curott and I went to 180 West May Street Winder, GA (Emoji Auto Sales) to conduct a warrant service.

Upon arrival, we went inside the business and made contact with employee Ms. Jennifer Tutt who had an active warrant (2022-1753FW) for her arrest. The warrant was for false statements (Case 20220006877).

I advised Ms. Tutt of the warrant that I had in hand and that she was under arrest. Since Ms. Tutt was the only employee at the business, so she contacted her boss via phone and advised them of the situation. Ms. Tutt secured the doors on the business.

I placed Ms. Tutt into handcuffs, double locked and checked for fit. Ms. Tutt was searched for weapons and contraband before being placed in the searched and cleared back seat of my marked patrol car. I seat belted Ms. Tutt in for her safety and transported her to the Barrow County Jail.

I turned Ms. Tutt over to deputies without further incident. While the deputies were searching Ms. Tutt, she stated she lied to protect herself.

I searched the back seat of my patrol car for contraband before returning to service. This incident was recorded on body camera 148 and patrol car 440.