Keanthony Johnson

Name:
Johnson, Keanthony Deoreo

Date of Booking:
06/25/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance

Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance

Criminal Trespass (Family Violence) – Damage of $500 or less

Possession of Methamphetamine

Marijuana-possess less than 1oz

Trafficking in Cocaine, Illegal Drugs, Marijuana, or Methamphetamine

Possession of Cocaine

Possession of Cocaine w/ Intent to Distribute

Officer’s Narrative:
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[NARRATIVE #1 on June 25, 2022]

On 25 June 2022 at approximately 0406 hours, I responded code one (non-emergency) to 839 Loganville Highway (RaceTrac-Bethlehem) Bethlehem Barrow County Georgia regarding a 911 hang up. Investigation led to the arrest of Jaclyn Russell and Keanthony Johnson for family violence offenses as well as narcotics offenses.

On arrival at the above address a concerned citizen, and potentially the caller (unknown named male) flagged me down and indicated (2) two vehicles parked in the parking lot. The unidentified male advised a white female, later identified as Jaclyn Russell had slapped the black male, later identified as Keanthony Johnson, taken and smashed his cell phone and thrown a shoe on top of the awning. He stated the two were acting weird. The male then departed the area.

Moving over to where the vehicles were, I observed a black Ford Ranger, displaying GA tag ([REDACTED]) and a silver Hyundai Genisis displaying GA tag ([REDACTED]). The Hyundai had a flat driver’s side tire and appeared to be leaking oil. I observed Jaclyn run from the passenger side of the Hyundai to the passenger side of the Ranger, hop in and then reappear a few seconds later.

Both Jaclyn and Keanthony began trying to talk to me at the same time. Jaclyn stated Keanthony had taken her cell phone and hidden it from her. Jaclyn was sweating, talking rapidly, and could not sit or stand still. I observed Jaclyn’s pupils were non-reactive to light. Based on experience and knowledge of seeing similar behavior in other subjects, I suspected Jaclyn of being under the influence of an unknown narcotic.

I spoke with Keanthony, who admitted to operating the vehicle and misjudging a turn which led to the damage on the vehicle. Dispatch advised me the Hyundai had expired registration and no valid insurance. I went to the open passenger side door of the Ranger and asked the male driver where the phone the female jumped in with was located. He opened the glove box and handed me an iPhone with a severally cracked and damaged screen.

I returned to Keanthony and showed him the iPhone and he confirmed it was his. While speaking with Keanthony he was sluggish and thick tongued when talking. His pupils were also non-reactive to light. He further appeared to be almost falling asleep while standing, which based on experience and knowledge led me to believe he too was under the influence of an unknown narcotic.

I briefed Dep. Jackson and Thurman on what I learned so far and advised they continue to try to figure out if any family violence had taken place. This was due to both Keanthony and Jaclyn admitting to dating for the past (12) twelve consecutive months. I went inside the store and asked the on-duty clerk if the vehicle needed to be towed from the lot or if it was okay to stay and he advised the vehicle could not be left where it was and requested it be removed.

I returned and advised Dep.’s Jackson and Thurman of his wishes. I then spoke with Jaclyn more regarding the incident. Jaclyn’s responses to my questions were all over the place. When asked a direct question she would begin answering then go off on a tangent about something completely unrelated to what was asked.

When asked if she had ever been arrested, Jaclyn indicated she had. When asked for what, Jaclyn listed numerous events to include shoplifting and possession. When I asked about the possession charge, she stated it was for Percocet’s. Jaclyn later advised she had just completed rehab. When asked why she was in rehab, Jaclyn advised for opiate addiction.

Based off the totality of circumstances, with Jaclyn and Keanthony’s observed manners as well as Jaclyn’s own admission to prior narcotics activity I asked if there was any illegal narcotics in the vehicle. Jaclyn advised no. I then asked Jaclyn, who is the registered owner of the Hyundai for consent to search the vehicle for illegal narcotics.

Jaclyn consented and unlocked the vehicle. Upon telling Keanthony she had provided consent to search the vehicle, he began to gather his belongings and attempt to walk away from the area. Keanthony had to be told to stop, come back, and sit down.

I requested Sgt. Jordan assist in searching the vehicle with me. Upon opening the passenger side door, I noted the strong odor of gasoline and a faint odor of raw marijuana coming from within the passenger compartment. Looking in the glove box, I located a multicolored tin container which when opened contained a clear plastic bag containing a white powdery substance due to prior encounters, I suspected of being cocaine.

Sgt. Jordan located a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance known to be marijuana under the driver’s seat. He also located a clear plastic bag containing (5) five smaller individually packaged/wrapped bags each containing a white powdery substance suspected of being cocaine. Due to experience and knowledge this also indicated to me the (5) five individually packaged/wrapped bags were for sale/distribution.

Based off the findings Jaclyn and Keanthony were detained in handcuffs behind their back and checked for fit. Both were read their Miranda Rights by Dep. Thurman and Dep. Jackson. Jaclyn understood her rights but refused to speak with us. Keanthony understood his rights and agreed to talk.

Speaking with Keanthony he indicated he was a recovering heroin addict. When asked about the found narcotics, Keanthony denied knowledge of the items. He continued telling me that Jaclyn had been throwing items through the vehicle and could have placed them there.

After further investigation, Keanthony admitted to Jaclyn smashing his cell phone on the ground. Search incident to arrest of his person revealed Keanthony to be in possession of a large quantity of methamphetamine in a pocket of his shorts as well as a bag containing blue and white pills suspected of being Xanax/Alprazolam.

When asked, Keanthony also admitted to throwing Jaclyn’s cell phone and iPhone XR in a trash bin at the rear corner of the store. When Deputies went to the indicated trash bin, an iPhone XR was in the bottom of the bin and the phone was set to silent. When shown the phone Jaclyn admitted it was indeed hers.

Keanthony had been asked if he knew someone who could remove their vehicle but after several failed attempts at making contact, next list wrecker Sims Towing was contacted to remove the Hyundai.

Both Jaclyn and Keanthony were ultimately charged with both family violence charges along with applicable narcotics charges by Dep. Jackson.

[End of Narrative]

[NARRATIVE #2 on June 25, 2022]

On June 25, 2022, at 0404 hours, I responded Code 1 (no lights or siren) to 839 Loganville Hwy (Racetrac) for 911 hang up dispatch. While enroute to the call, I heard Lieutenant Hansen had arrived at the scene and stated that he was with a domestic disturbance. Short after, Deputy Thurman and I arrived at the scene.

Upon arrival, I observed a silver Hyundai Genesis ([REDACTED]) in the parking lot with a flat driver side front tire. Seated on the ground near the front of the vehicle, I observed a white female, later identified as Ms. Jaclyn Russell. I also observed a black male, later identified as Keanthony Johnson, standing outside the open driver door, moving objects around the interior of the vehicle. It appeared that Keanthony was packing some of his items and was wearing a red backpack.

Lt. Hansen informed us that a witness that wished to remain anonymous stated that they observed Jaclyn strike Keanthony on the face and smash his cellphone on the ground.

Deputy Thurman and I separated Jaclyn and Keanthony to get their stories of what had happened. I spoke with Keanthony. He stated that he was driving the vehicle when he struck a curb, causing the front tire to deflate and damaged the oil pan. He stated that Jaclyn, the registered owner of the vehicle, got angry with him for damaging her car.

He stated that they had been arguing but denied that she struck him or smashed his phone as the anonymous witness stated. While speaking with him, I looked for any swelling or redness on his face, head and neck that may indicate that he had been struck and observed none.

While speaking with Keanthony, Lt. Hansen retrieved a phone from a friend of Jaclyn. That friend had been called to come get her and Keanthony. The phone’s face was badly damaged and looked as if it had been smashed against something, causing the face to shatter. I showed the phone to Keanthony, and he stated that the phone was like before the incident. I asked him how he used the phone in that condition, and he stated that he had to use the center button and tell Siri what to do.

Deputy Thurman and I met to discuss the two stories. Both Jaclyn and Keanthony denied that the argument had been physical, nor that Jaclyn had smashed Keanthony’s phone. At the time, we did not have probable cause for an arrest because there was no physical evidence nor testimonial evidence.

Since the manager at the Racetrac did not want the car to remain on the property, I gave Keanthony his phone to try and arrange towing. He was not able to use his phone as it was too damaged, contrary to his earlier statement that he used the phone before in this condition. I offered him to use my phone and he spoke with a friend to bring a tow dolly.

At this point, Lt. Hansen had been speaking with Jaclyn. During that conversation, Jaclyn gave consent for him to search the vehicle. Keanthony overheard Lt. Hansen radio dispatch that Jaclyn had given consent to search the vehicle and I noticed a change in Keanthony’s body language. He appeared more tense and distanced himself from the vehicle.

I had to instruct Keanthony to return and have a seat near Jaclyn. Deputy Thurman and I stayed with Jaclyn and Keanthony while Lt. Hansen and Sgt. Jordan began to search the vehicle. Shortly after, Lt. Hansen instructed us to detain Jaclyn and Keanthony. He then radioed dispatch that he had discovered controlled substances in the vehicle.

While detaining Keanthony, I removed the red backpack that he had been wearing to place handcuffs on him. I moved him and his belongings to the front of a patrol unit. At this time, I mirandized Keanthony. I asked him if he understood his rights and he verbally affirmed that he did. I asked him if he would speak to me without a lawyer and he verbally affirmed that he would.

Meanwhile, Deputy Thurman mirandized Jaclyn, who verbally affirmed she understood her rights and refused to answer any further questions. Deputy Thurman then placed Jaclyn in her patrol unit. Deputy Thurman and I then searched the backpack.

I removed a pair of jeans from the backpack and when I searched the front pocket, I located a syringe. In the cap of the syringe, I observed a brown, tar-like substance, that based on my knowledge and experience to be consistent with a form of heroin. We continued to search the remainder of his backpack and found no other contraband.

Lt. Hansen then called me over to the vehicle to observe what had been discovered on their search of the vehicle. Under the driver seat, a large clear plastic bag of green, leafy material, with a pungent odor, suspected to be marijuana and a medium sized clear bag, with 5 smaller bags, packaged for selling, of a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine.

In the glove box, a metal tin was found which contained a single bag of white powdery substance that was also suspected of being cocaine. After taking photos of the items near where they were found, a field test of one of the 5 small bags located under the driver seat had a positive indication of cocaine. Another field test of the bag found in the metal tin had a positive indication of cocaine.

Lt. Hansen spoke with Keanthony. He stated that he did not know about any of the drugs that were discovered in the vehicle. Lt. Hansen explained that we could prove that both he and Jaclyn were in the vehicle prior to the narcotics being found. Again, Keanthony stated that he did not know about the drugs.

I then spoke with Keanthony about everything that had happened. He admitted that Jaclyn had smashed his phone and struck him on the face. He stated that Jaclyn had grabbed his phone as she chased him around the Racetrac building. He stated that she struck him in the face in the front parking lot.

I explained to him that since his friend had not arrived, we had to tow the vehicle as the manager did not want it to remain on the property. I asked dispatch to send the next list towing service to remove the vehicle. Dispatch informed me that Sim’s Towing was enroute.

At this time, I moved Keanthony to my patrol unit. I asked him what he wanted to do with the red backpack and other handbag he had. He stated that he wanted the items to go with him to the detention center and I placed those items in my patrol unit. I then ensured that he was secured in double locked handcuffs and that they were properly fitting.

Prior to securing him in the back seat of my patrol car, a search of his person was conducted for weapons or contraband. While conducting this search, I located a large clear bag with a white, crystal-like substance that I suspected to be methamphetamine in a pocket in his shorts. As I continued to search the pocket, I discovered another bag containing blue and white rectangular pills, that I suspected were Xanax bars.

Keanthony then spontaneously uttered that the methamphetamine was his. When I asked him about the Xanax, he stated that he “stole them from her (Jaclyn) so that she would stop using them.” No further contraband was discovered so I then placed him in the back seat of my patrol unit and secured him with a seatbelt.

Lt. Hansen then spoke with Jaclyn to inform her of her charges. She wanted to know where her phone was. He asked the make of the phone and she responded that it was an iPhone. A phone was in the vehicle, but it was a Samsung.

Lt. Hansen then spoke with Keanthony, and he admitted that when they arrived at the gas station, he took her phone, placed it on silent, and threw it in a trash can behind the Racetrac. Lt. Hansen was then able to locate the phone in the trash can.

I then transported him to the Barrow County Detention Center where I turned him over to the deputies on duty. I checked the backseat for any contraband left behind and found none. Prior to exiting the Detention Center, I was informed by jail personnel that they had located a small black and clear bag that contained narcotics.

I went to retrieve the bag and observed that it did contain white crystal-like substance that I suspected to be methamphetamine and a white chalky substance that I suspected to be cocaine. I returned to the Uniform Patrol Division where I then inventoried, weighed, and bagged the evidence that was seized.

The following is a list of evidence that was turned in:

Located under the front seat.

Large clear bag with 5 smaller bags of white powdery substance, suspected to be cocaine. A field test of one of the smaller bags had a positive indication of cocaine. The weight of each of the smaller bags were 1- 0.9 g, 2- 0.7 g, 3- 0.8 g, 4- 0.9 g, and 5- 0.9 g for a total weight of 4.1 grams.

Large clear bag with green leafy substance, suspected to be marijuana. Total weight of 25.9 g or .915 oz.

Located in the glove box.

Small clear bag of a white powdery substance suspected of being cocaine. A field test of the bag had a positive indication of cocaine. Total weight 2.4 g.

Located in the red backpack.

A syringe cap that contained a brown, tar-like substance suspected to be heroin.

Located on Keanthony’s person.

A large clear bag that contained a white, crystal-like substance and smaller bag that also contained a white, crystal-like substance, both suspected to be methamphetamine. The large bag weighed 28.9 g and the smaller bag weighed 3.0 g for a total weight of 31.9 g.

A clear and black bag containing blue and white rectangular bars, suspected of being Xanax (Alprazolam). The blue bars had a marking of B707, and the white bars had a marking of G3722. A search of each marking on Drugs.com identified the bars as Alprazolam. There were 5 full bars and 10 half bars of blue and 7 full bars and 6 half bars of white.

Located at the jail.

Black and clear bag containing 0.7 g of white crystal-like substance, suspected of being methamphetamine and 0.6 g of two white, chalky rock-like substance, suspected to be cocaine.

Warrants for Keanthony were obtained for the following:

OCGA 16-13-31, Trafficking in Cocaine, Illegal Drugs, Marijuana, or Methamphetamine, in that Keanthony did have on his person and under his control while being searched incident to arrest, a large clear bag containing a white, crystal-like substance and a smaller bag that also contained a white, crystal-like substance, suspected to be methamphetamine. Total weight of this bag was 31.9 grams.

OCGA 16-13-30(b) Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine w/Intent to Distribute, in that Keanthony was the driver of a vehicle in which a large clear bag that held 5 smaller bags packaged for selling, containing a white, chalky substance, suspected to be cocaine was discovered under the driver seat. A field test of one of the bags yielded a positive indication for the presence of cocaine. Total weight of this bag was 4.1 grams.

OCGA 16-13-30(a) Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, in that Keanthony was the driver of a vehicle in which multiple bags of white, chalky, and powdery substances were located. Total weight of all suspected cocaine the vehicle was 6.5 grams.

OCGA 16-13-30(a) Meth, Possession of Methamphetamine, in that Keanthony did have in his possession substances suspected to be methamphetamine. Total weight of all suspected methamphetamine was 32.6 grams.

OCGA 16-13-30(a) Sch IV, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, in that Keanthony did have on his person and under his control while being searched incident to arrest, a black and clear bag containing blue and white rectangular bars. The blue bars were imprinted with B707 and numbered 5 full bars and 10 half bars. The white bars were imprinted with G3722 and numbered 7 full bars and 6 half bars. Both blue and white bars were identified as Xanax (Alprazolam).

OCGA 16-13-30(a), Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, in that Keanthony did have on his person and under his control, a backpack, that while being searched incident to arrest, a syringe with a syringe cap containing a brown tar-like substance suspected to be heroin was found.

OCGA 16-13-2(b), Marijuana-possess less than 1 oz, in that Keanthony was the driver of a vehicle in which a large clear bag that contained a green leafy material with a pungent odor, suspected to be marijuana was discovered under the driver seat. Total weight of this bag was 25.9 grams (.915 oz).

16-7-21(a) FV, Criminal Trespass (Family Violence) – Interference with property, in that Keanthony did interfere with the possession and use of an iPhone belonging to Jaclyn Russell, his girlfriend of 12 months by taking the phone during an argument, placing it on silent, and placing said phone in a trashcan so that Jaclyn could not locate it.

Warrants for Jaclyn were obtained for the following:

OCGA 16-13-30(b) Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine w/Intent to Distribute, in that Jaclyn was the owner and passenger of a vehicle in which a large clear bag that held 5 smaller bags packaged for selling, containing a white, chalky substance, suspected to be cocaine was discovered under the driver seat. A field test of one of the bags yielded a positive indication for the presence of cocaine. Total weight of this bag was 4.1 grams.

OCGA 16-13-30(a) Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, in that Jaclyn was the owner and passenger of a vehicle in which multiple bags of white, chalky, and powdery substances were located. Total weight of all suspected cocaine the vehicle was 4.1 grams.

OCGA 16-13-2(b), Marijuana-possess less than 1 oz, in that Jaclyn was the owner and passenger of a vehicle in which a large clear bag that contained a green leafy material with a pungent odor, suspected to be marijuana was discovered under the driver seat. Total weight of this bag was 25.9 grams (.915 oz).

16-7-21(a) FV, Criminal Trespass (Family Violence) – Damage of $500 or less, did interfere with the possession and use of an iPhone belonging to Keanthony Johnson, her boyfriend of 12 months by taking the phone during an argument, and smashing it to the ground, severely damaging the phone and making it inoperable.

All evidence was annotated in LERMS and placed in an evidence locker.

[End of Narrative]

[NARRATIVE #3 on June 25, 2022]

On June 25, 2022, at 0404 hours, I was dispatched to a 911 Hangup at 839 Loganville Highway (Racetrac). I responded Code 1 (non-emergency). While en route to the call, I heard Lt. Hansen on the radio advising he was on scene with a domestic disturbance. Deputy Jackson and I arrived shortly after.

Upon arrival, I observed a silver Hyundai Genesis bearing G.A. tag [REDACTED] in the parking lot with a flat tire on the driver’s side. Seated on the ground near the front of the vehicle was a white female, later identified as Ms. Jaclyn Russell.

I also observed a black male, later identified as Keanthony Johnson, standing outside the open driver’s door, moving objects around the vehicle’s interior. It appeared that Keanthony was packing some of his items and was wearing a red backpack.

Lt. Hansen informed us that a witness who wished to remain anonymous stated that they observed Jaclyn strike Keanthony on the face and smash his cellphone on the ground.

Deputy Jackson and I separated Jaclyn and Keanthony to get their stories of what had occurred prior to our arrival. I asked Jaclyn what had happened, and she stated that Keanthony had hit the curb while pulling into the Racetrac and busted the oil pan. She became upset with Keanthony for damaging her vehicle and denied ever striking Keanthony or smashing his cellphone. I observed minor scratches on the right side of Jaclyn’s face, but she stated it was from a previous incident.

While speaking with Jaclyn, Lt. Hansen retrieved a phone from her friend on scene. He had been called to come pick up her and Keanthony. The phone’s face was severely damaged and looked as if it had been smashed against something, causing the face to shatter.

Deputy Jackson and I met to discuss the two stories. Both Jaclyn and Keanthony denied that the argument had been physical nor that Jaclyn had smashed Keanthony’s phone. At the time, we did not have probable cause for an arrest because there was no physical or testimonial evidence.

While Deputy Jackson and I were speaking, Lt. Hansen was speaking with Jaclyn, and during the course of that conversation, Jaclyn gave consent for him to search the vehicle. Deputy Jackson and I stayed with Jaclyn and Keanthony while Lt. Hansen and Sgt. Jordan began searching the vehicle. While searching the vehicle, Lt. Hansen advised dispatch that he had located a controlled substance. Lt. Hansen informed Deputy Jackson and I to detain Jaclyn and Keanthony.

I escorted Jaclyn to the front of my patrol vehicle and read her the Miranda Warning, and she refused to speak with me under Miranda. I escorted her to the side of my patrol vehicle, patted her down, and nothing was located on her person. I placed her in the rear of my patrol vehicle in order to assist Deputy Jackson with looking through the bags Keanthony removed from the vehicle.

Deputy Jackson located a syringe inside the clothing of the bag he was searching through, and I did not locate anything within the bag I had searched. Lt. Hansen called Deputy Jackson over to the vehicle to show him where he had located the controlled substances within the vehicle.

I walked to the vehicle’s rear with Sgt. Jordan, and Keanthony denied that the drugs were his. Sgt Jordan walked to the front of the vehicle, and I remained with Keanthony. I asked Keanthony what happened prior to us arriving. He stated that Jaclyn was upset about her vehicle, and she took it out on him by striking him with an open hand across the face and smashing his phone.

I asked him if he was sure because he had stated earlier that she didn’t do either. Keanthony began tearing up, saying he loved her and didn’t want to see her get into trouble again. Jaclyn had struck him across the face as he parked the vehicle and smashed his cellphone. He took her cellphone and hid it around the building.

Lt. Hansen walked to my patrol vehicle because Jaclyn was yelling out of my patrol vehicle for her cellphone. Keanthony told Lt. Hansen it was located in the trash can at the rear of the building. Lt. Hansen located the cellphone, showed it to Jaclyn, and handed it to me, and I placed it in the front passenger seat of my patrol vehicle.

I escorted Keanthony to Deputy Jackson’s patrol vehicle so he could be patted down. While Deputy Jackson was patting Keanthongy down, he located a baggie of a crystal-like substance in his left pocket. Keanthony admitted to the baggie being his.

Deputy Jackson continued his pat-down and located a small baggie of Xanax bars in the same pocket. Keanthony stated those were not his, and Jaclyn had placed them in his pocket. Once the pat-down was completed, Keanthony was placed in the rear of Deputy Jackson’s patrol vehicle without incident.

I walked over to my patrol vehicle and informed Jaclyn that she was under arrest for the following charges:

OCGA 16-13-2(b) Possession of Marijuana less than 1 ounce
OCGA 16-13-30(a) Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine
16-7-21(a) F.V., Criminal Trespass (Family Violence) – Damage of $500 or less

I secured the seatbelt around Jaclyn and secured the rear door.

Sims towing removed the vehicle from the Racetac without incident.

I transported Jaclyn to the Barrow County Detention Center without incident and relinquished her into the custody of the jail deputies. When I exited the Detention Center, I checked the rear of my patrol vehicle for any contraband, and none was located.

[End of Narrative]