Alan Echols


Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Giving False Name, Address, or Birthdate to Law Enforcement Officer

Possession of Methamphetamine

Theft by Receiving Stolen Property-Felony

Officer’s Narrative:
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On Sunday, November 7, 2021 at approximately 0335 hours, I was patrolling the area of [100 BLOCK] Cassville Road, Citgo Short Trip Gas Station, when I observed a male sitting in the drivers seat of a silver Hyundai Elantra with no tag at the gas pump.

While I was approaching the vehicle a unknown male was in the parking lot walking to his vehicle and stated to me that numerous people have tried waking him up but he would not move. Once I approached the vehicle, I tapped on the drivers side window with my flash light to wake him up. Once the male woke up, I advised him to roll down the window; which he did.

I asked the male what he was doing; which he stated the he was just getting some rest and he had not been there to long. I asked the male for his name; which he gave me a name of Alexander Echols. I asked the male for his birth date; which he hesitated on giving but eventually gave me a birth date of 04-08-88. I asked Mr. Echols if he had any information on the vehicle; which he stated he did not because his wallet got stolen and he just bought the car.

I got the information of the vehicle and went to my patrol vehicle to check the information Mr. Echols gave me. I ran the vehicles VIN number through GCIC; which came back stolen through Hiram PD and was reported stolen last date. Mr. Echols was asked to step out of the vehicle; which at that point he was placed into handcuffs. The handcuffs were double locked and checked for proper fit.

While searching Mr. Echols pockets, a small blue bag and a needle was located in his front right pocket. Mr. Echols was placed into the rear seat of my patrol vehicle; which at that time he was read Miranda Rights. Mr. Echols refused to talk to officers but recanted and agreed to talk. Mr. Echols stated that he gave a wrong name and date of birth. Mr. Echols stated that his real name was Alan Echols with a birth date of 11-25-1985.

I asked Mr. Echols why he gave me the wrong information; which he stated it was because he thought he had warrants for his arrest. Mr. Echols was asked what was in the small blue bag that was found in his pocket; which he advised it was methamphetamine. Mr. Echols stated that he did not want to talk to me about the vehicle. Mr. Alan Echols did have a Failure to Appear warrant through Douglas County. Cartersville Dispatched confirmed the warrant.

At this time, I asked Bartow Dispatch for the next list wrecker to be in route for the vehicle; which was Boyd Martins. Boyd Martins wrecker later arrived on scene and took possession the vehicle. A Vehicle impound sheet was completed and issued to the wreckers driver on scene. Mr. Echols was transported to the Bartow County Jail where he was turned over to the deputies at hat location.

My issued marked vehicle was checked at the start of shift, before and after each transport with no contraband located. The suspected methamphetamine was weighed at Cartersville Pd at approximately 1.1 grams. The suspected methamphetamine was entered into evidence for further testing. A GBI submission form was completed and entered into evidence. Warrants were obtained on Mr. Echols for theft by receiving (F), possession of methamphetamine, and giving false name and date of birth. Copies of the warrants were not added to the case file due to a malfunction on the warrant computer. This incident was captured on my body worn camera. No dash camera is available due to being broken. Nothing further.