Mcdonald, Lewis Ray
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
Public Drunkenness (Co. Ord.)
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On February 10, 2022, I responded code 1 to 669 Atlanta Hwy SE, Marathon Lucky-Lotto gas station, in reference to disorderly conduct. Dispatch advised that a drunk person was on the scene trying to start fights. Upon my arrival, I met with Ms. [WITNESS #1], the employee/complainant.
Ms. [WITNESS #1] stated that there was a customer that was sleeping in the store. Ms. [WITNESS #1] stated that she woke him up and he began to get in customers’ faces and trying to start fights with them. Ms. [WITNESS #1] stated that the suspect left the store and fell asleep again outside on the store sidewalk. Ms. [WITNESS #1] stated that she went outside and woke him up again. Ms. [WITNESS #1] stated that again he began to try to start fights with her and customers. Ms. [WITNESS #1] stated that he told her to call the police, so she did.
I attempted to locate the suspect, which I did. The suspect, later identified as Mr. Lewis McDonald, was located across the street, Hog Mountain Road, asleep on the grass. I approached him and woke him up. I asked him what he was doing, and he stated nothing, at this point, I could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person and breath.
Deputy Breazzano arrived, and Mr. McDonald became even more agitated. Mr. McDonald began to ask us if we wanted to fight. He was advised by us no. I asked him for his name and date of birth, which he gave. I asked him how much he had to drink, he stated “way too much. I noticed that he had an open can of an alcoholic beverage sitting next to him that was about 2/3rd full and still cold.
I went to Deputy Breazzano’s vehicle and checked Mr. McDonald on GCIC/NCIC, Mr. McDonald came back with a valid Georgia License and no warrants. I looked up and noticed that Deputy Breazzano was handcuffing Mr. McDonald. Deputy Breazzano stated that he kept asking to fight and then stated, “take me to jail’.
Deputy Breazzano stated that he rolled over and put his hands behind his back. Deputy Breazzano stated that he took this opportunity and handcuffed Mr. McDonald for his and Deputies safety, for continually stating do you want to fight.
I advised Mr. McDonald that he was not under arrest at this time. I asked him where he lived, and he did not speak. I asked him if he was going to speak to me, he shook his head no. I then informed him that he was now under arrest for public drunk, OCGA 16-11-41, and Disorderly Conduct, OCGA 16-11-39.
Mr. McDonald refused to cooperate with Deputies commands. Mr. McDonald was searched while he was lying on the ground, I located a folding pocketknife, I asked him if he had any weapons on him and he stated no. Nothing else was located but personal property. Mr. McDonald was then picked up by me and Deputy Breazzano and escorted to my patrol vehicle. Mr. McDonald gave us a little trouble getting him into the vehicle. Mr. McDonald did not want to put his right foot into the vehicle; however, he finally did on his own.
I then transported Mr. McDonald to the Barrow County jail. On the way to the jail, I had dispatch advise the jail that I was bringing one in that may be combative. Once at the jail I turned Mr. McDonald over to on-duty jail staff. Mr. McDonald exited my patrol vehicle without incident but once inside the pat-down room he became very combative with jail staff. The incident in the pat-down room was captured on my Body Camera and on the jail staff video recorder.
Mr. McDonald was turned over on Magistrate Citations, MC02607 OCGA 16-11-41 Public Drunk, and MC02608 OCGA 16-11-39.
[My] patrol vehicle was checked for contraband prior to placing Mr. McDonald into it and prior to leaving the jail.
A/V 2390 WG/BC.