Randall Baker

Name:
Baker, Randall

Date of Booking:
05/07/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
Receipt, Possession, or Transfer of Firearm by Convicted Felon or Felony First Offender

Marijuana possession of less than 1 oz.

Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device

Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects

Reckless Driving

DUI-Driving Under the Influence of Multiple Substances

Possession of a Firearm or Knife During Commission or Attempt to Commit certain Felonies

Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance

Officer’s Narrative:
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[NARRATIVE #1]

On May 7, 2022, at 0155 hours, I observed the listed white Ford F150 (GA Tag #: [REDACTED]) traveling north on Bowman Mill Road. The vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign at Bowman Mill Road and Hwy 82. The vehicle barely slowed and proceeded through the intersection.

I followed the vehicle to the intersection of Bowman Mill Road and Pleasant Hill Church Road and initiated a traffic stop at this intersection. The vehicle stopped and I made contact with the driver, Randall Baker, and the passenger, Stacey Head. Sgt. Bradley responded to assist.

I asked Randall for his driver’s license and asked if Stacey had a license. Randall provided me with his license and Stacey gave me his name and birthdate. While speaking with Randall, I observed a marijuana smoking pipe located in a cup holder beside the steering wheel.

The driver and passenger were asked to step out of the vehicle, and they complied. Sgt. Bradley began searching Randall and located one cardboard and two glass smoking pipes in his pockets. One of the glass pipes is used for Methamphetamine and the other two pipes are used for marijuana.

Randall also pulled a plastic container containing 0.5 grams of marijuana from his left shirt pocket. While speaking with Randall, he stated that he smoked marijuana in the past hour. Deputy Wright responded to perform field sobriety testing on Randall.

I began searching the vehicle while Deputy Wright conducted his investigation. While searching the vehicle I located an additional glass smoking pipe behind the driver seat. I located a 22 Magnum Derringer handgun between the driver and passenger seat. A Ruger 357 Magnum handgun and a Smith and Wesson 38 special handgun were located behind the driver seat.

A glass smoking pipe was located in the passenger floorboard next to Stacey’s wallet. The pipe was wrapped up in a paper towel and had a plastic bag containing 1.2grams of suspected methamphetamine within the stem of the pipe.

Deputy Wright determined that Randall was under the influence of multiple substances and placed him under arrest. I read Randall his Miranda Rights and asked him about the handguns in the vehicle. Randall stated all three of the handguns were his. I asked about the additional smoking pipes found within the vehicle and he stated the only pipes he had were the pipes found in his pockets.

Randall was asked if anyone could come pick up his vehicle and he stated they could not. The next list wrecker was contacted, and Myles Wrecker Service responded and took possession of the vehicle. A vehicle impound was completed for the vehicle.

I searched Randall incident to arrest and located a pack of cigarettes in his right rear pocket. The cigarette pack was opened, and I located a plastic bag containing 2.2grams of suspected methamphetamine inside. Randall was placed in handcuffs and transported to the hospital for a blood draw by Deputy Wright.

Stacey was interviewed about the pipe found beside his wallet, where he was sitting. Stacey denied that the pipe and methamphetamine was his. Stacey was advised he was under arrest for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related objects.

He was placed in handcuffs behind his back which were double locked after checking for proper fit. He was searched incident to arrest and no contraband was found. He was placed in the back seat of my patrol car and his seatbelt was fastened.

The handguns, smoking pipes, marijuana, and two bags containing methamphetamine were taken and turned into evidence located at the Sheriff’s Office.

Stacey was transported to the detention center without incident and turned over to jail staff.

A search of my backseat was done prior to the start of shift, before and after transport and no contraband was found.

A criminal history was completed on Randall and returned that he had multiple Felony convictions in his history. Randall was convicted of Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement (Felony) on 03/02/2011 iin the Athens Clarke County State Court.

I will be obtaining warrants against Randall for Possession of Schedule II, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime x3, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon x3, DUI Multiple Substances, Reckless Driving, Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device, and Possession of Marijuana (misd).

I will be obtaining warrants against Stacey for Possession of Schedule II and Possession of Drug Related Objects.

[NARRATIVE #2]

On 5/7/2022 at 0155 hours, I was dispatched the intersection of Pleasant Hill Church Rd and Bowman Mill Rd to assist Deputy Parr with a traffic investigation. I responded code 2.

On arrival, Deputy Parr stated that he had stopped a Ford F150, displaying Georgia tag number [REDACTED], for running a stop sign. See Case # 2022-00028884. I was told that the driver, identified as Randall Baker, had admitted smoking marijuana an hour earlier. I was asked to investigate for impairment.

I told Baker that since he ran a red light and had smoked marijuana earlier, I wanted to perform some evaluations to assess his ability to drive and asked if that was okay. Baker agreed to participate.

I asked Baker if he wore contacts and he stated that he did not. I asked Baker if he took any drugs or had any medical conditions and he stated that he had diabetes. I asked if he had taken any illegal drugs other than marijuana. Baker told me that he had smoked methamphetamine an hour earlier. I asked Baker if he had any condition that would prevent his from standing, walking, or turning. Baker stated that he did not.

I told Baker to stand with his feet together and his hands at his sides. I asked Baker to look forward and not move his head. I told Baker to follow my light with his eyes only. I asked Baker if he understood and he stated that he did.

I checked for equal pupil size and detected it. I checked for resting nystagmus, but did not detect it. I checked for equal tracking and detected it. I checked for lack of smooth pursuit and did not detect it in both eyes.

I checked for distinct and sustained nystagmus at maximum deviation and did not detect it in both eyes. I checked for angle of onset of nystagmus and did not detect it in both eyes. I checked for vertical nystagmus and did not detect it. His eyes were bloodshot. He had a sway. I detected 0 clues.

I told to stay in that position and told him that I was going to circle his face with my light, I told Baker to follow the light with both eyes. I told Baker that I would bring it towards his nose and he was to follow it with both eyes. I told Baker that if he needed to cross his eyes that was okay. I asked Baker if he understood and he stated that he did.

I checked for lack of convergence and did not observe it.

I told Baker to stay in that position with his feet together and his hands at his sides. I told Baker to stay in that position while I explained what he needed to do. I told Baker that when instructed he was to lean his head back and close his eyes. I told Baker that when I told him to begin, he was to tell me when he thought 30 seconds had elapsed.

I told Baker that when he thought 30 seconds had elapsed, he was to open his eyes and say stop. I asked Baker if he understood and he stated that he did. I told Baker to lean his head back and close his eyes. I told him to begin. Baker estimated 30 seconds in 13 actual seconds. I observed eyelid tremors and a sway.

I showed Baker a straight line and to place his left foot on it. I told Baker to place his right foot in front of it, heel-to-toe. I told Baker keep his hands at his sides and demonstrated. I told Baker to stand in that position while I demonstrated the nine step walk and turn evaluation and not to begin until told to do so. I asked if he understood and he stated that he did.

I demonstrated how Baker was to take nine heel-to-toe steps remaining on the line. I explained that on the ninth step Baker was to keep his front on the line and turn around with a series of small steps with the rear foot. I explained that Baker was then to return nine heel-to-toe steps.

I explained that he was to look at his feet, count his steps aloud and keep his hands at his sides. I explained that once Baker began, he was not to stop until complete. I asked Baker if he understood and he stated that he did. I told Baker to begin.

On the first nine steps, Baker raised his arms by more than six inches. he turned and stopped and asked questions. On the second nine steps, he raised his arms by more than six inches. he missed heel-to-toe by more than one-half inch on steps 1, 2, 4, and 8. I observed 3 clues in the walking stage.

I told Baker to stand with his feet together and his hands at his sides and he complied. I told Baker I was going to demonstrate the one leg stand evaluation. I told Baker not to begin until told to do so. I asked if understood and he stated that he did.

I demonstrated how Baker was to lift a foot of his choice approximately six inches off the ground and pointed out. I explained that he was to keep both legs straight and keep his hands at his sides. I told Baker he was to look at the raised foot and count aloud in the following manner, 1001, 1002, 1003, etc. until told to stop. I asked Baker if he understood and he stated that he did. I told Baker to begin.

Baker put his foot down and swayed. He raised his arms by more than six inches. He counted incorrectly as 1-1000, 2-1000, etc. I observed three clues in the counting and balance stage.

I retrieved my portable breath tester and Baker provided a breath sample that was negative for the presence of alcohol. His pulse rate was measured at 138 beats per minute.

I placed Baker under arrest. I read Baker the Implied Consent notice for individuals aged 21 years and above and asked if he would take the state administered blood test. Baker agreed to provide a blood sample at the hospital.

I handcuffed Baker, checked for fit and double-locked them. Deputy Parr and I searched Baker for contraband and he found a small clear plastic bag containing methamphetamine in a cigarette pack in Baker’s pocket. I placed Baker in the rear seat of my patrol car.

I told Deputy Parr that Baker was impaired and he had other charges. He told me that he would take warrants.

I transported Baker to NE Ga.-Barrow hospital where Baker provided a blood sample that was drawn by lab tech [REDACTED]. [REDACTED] sealed the GBI DUI blood kit.

I transported Baker to the Barrow County detention center where he awaited warrants to be taken by Deputy Parr.

At the beginning of shift, before placing Baker in the rear seat, and prior to leaving, I checked my rear seat for contraband and found none.

I placed the GBI DUI blood kit into evidence.