Angel Martinez-Sanchez

Martinez-Sanchez, Angel Samuel

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Terroristic Threats and Acts (Misd)

Purchase, Possess, Manufacture, Distribute, or Sale Marijuana

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

Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers-Felony

Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers-Misdemeanor

Failure to Maintain Lane

Fleeing/Attempting to Elude Police

Officer’s Narrative:
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On Sunday, April 10th, 2022, at approximately 0528 hours, I was dispatched to 805 West Ave (Waffle House), in reference to belligerent subjects bragging about pulling a fire arm on someone at a Waffle House in Rockmart. The complainant stated that one subject had on a red long sleeved shirt. The employee stated that one Hispanic male subject was circling the restaurant on foot, and the other was in a dark colored extended cab truck with possible plate number [REDACTED]. The employee stated that the subject left in the truck onto West Ave, and was driving down the middle of the road way.

I passed Waffle House and continued down West Ave in search of the suspect vehicle. I observed a green extended cab GMC truck ([REDACTED]) approaching the intersection of Old Mill Road, and failing to maintain lane. I engaged blue lights and the suspect vehicle continued on into the parking lot of Dollar General, where it pulled to the back of the parking lot. The suspect vehicle then attempted to turn around, despite me being behind with my blue lights on. The suspect vehicle got turned around and ran over the curb halfway into the grass, where the vehicle became stuck.

Due to the driver not cooperating and possible fire arms being involved, Officers un holstered their department issued duty handguns, and attempted to call the driver out of the vehicle. The driver would not follow lawful orders to exit the vehicle. Officers approached the suspect vehicle, where the driver was removed from the vehicle. The driver resisted arrest, but was placed into handcuffs behind the back. The driver and vehicle smelled strongly of alcoholic beverage and marijuana. The driver was identified as Mr. Angel S Martinez Sanchez.

Inside the suspect vehicle, officers located a Century Arms 9MM handgun between the passenger seat and the center console. A red long sleeve shirt was in the passenger seat. Numerous spent shell casings were found scattered around the vehicle. A beer was located in the cab, and a cooler full of twisted iced teas were located in bed of the truck. Behind the center console in a purple bag I located 2 clear bags containing 23.4 Grams of suspected Marijuana. I attempted to read Mr. Sanchez his Miranda rights, but he would not let me speak and continued to cut me off asking if I was good.

The firearm, shell casings, and suspected Marijuana was collected to be submitted at Cartersville Police Department as evidence. The suspected Marijuana was sent to the GBI for additional testing. The suspect vehicle was impounded on scene. Mr. Sanchez was transported to Bartow County Jail, on the way to the jail, Mr. Sanchez became angry and yelled. Upon arrival at the jail, Mr. Sanchez refused to exit my patrol vehicle. Mr. Sanchez was removed from my vehicle and began to struggle with jail deputies. Mr. Sanchez was drug to isolation by jail deputies where he was leg swept to the ground by Bartow County Deputies. Mr. Sanchez obtained minor cuts on his hands during the struggle with deputies.

Deputies removed Mr. Sanchez’s handcuffs and handed them to me. Mr. Sanchez then became unresponsive with jail staff. Mr. Sanchez was placed back into handcuffs by jail staff. Mr. Sanchez was given Narcan, and he became responsive again. Mr. Sanchez began to struggle with deputies and attempted to strike a jail nurse. Mr. Sanchez was refused by Bartow County Jail. Mr. Sanchez was transported to Piedmont Of Cartersville Hospital.

On the way to the hospital in the ambulance, Mr. Sanchez made threats and attempted to strike me from behind him. At the hospital Mr. Sanchez attempted to fight with officers and hospital security. Attempting to strike in handcuffs and asking officers to take the handcuffs off of him so he can fight. Mr. Sanchez was turned over to the custody of medical staff. Mr. Sanchez was eventually sedated by medical staff to calm him down.

I obtained warrants for Mr. Sanchez for Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute, Attempt to Flee/Elude, Obstruction(M), Obstruction(F), Terroristic Threats, Possession of Firearm During Commission Of Felony, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The incident was recorded on my BWC and dash camera. My issued marked vehicle was checked at the start of shift, before and after each transport and was negative of contraband.

Nothing further.