Jefferson, Danny Lee
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
Criminal Trespass-Damage to property (Private)
Simple Assault- Family Violence
Cruelty to Child-Cause Excessive Physical/Mental Pain-1st Degree
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At approximately 1937 hours on Sunday, October 23rd, 2022 I was dispatched to [40 BLOCK] Carriage Hills Drive Southeast, in Cartersville, Georgia, regarding an assault.
Upon arrival, I observed Suspect/Arrestee, Danny Jefferson driving the listed suspect vehicle down Center Road, in Cartersville, Georgia. Danny’s Daughter/Juvenile/Victim, [REDACTED BY AGENCY] was in the backseat of the vehicle and [WITNESS #1] was in the front right passenger seat.
Danny was detained until the investigation was completed.
I spoke to [REDACTED BY AGENCY] who said her hand hurts due to her father. Bartow County Dispatch immediately dispatched a Metro EMS ambulance to my location to check on [REDACTED BY AGENCY]. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] said she saw Danny on top of her Mother/Victim, [VICTIM #1]. I did not observe any visible injuries to [REDACTED BY AGENCY].
Metro EMS rendered aid to [REDACTED].
I spoke to [WITNESS #1] regarding the incident. [WITNESS #1] said he was over at the incident location with Danny when Danny told him they all had to leave suddenly. [WITNESS #1] said he did not observe any physical or verbal dispute involving any parties.
I spoke to [VICTIM #1] regarding the incident. [VICTIM #1] said she and Danny were verbally arguing due to Danny telling [VICTIM #1] he was going to engage in sexual acts with another female. [VICTIM #1] said due to Danny’s demeanor she decided to leave the residence to cease communications with Danny temporarily. [VICTIM #1] said she went outside and went right back into the residence due to leaving items that she needed to take with her, [VICTIM #1] said Danny intentionally prohibited her from entering her residence by holding the door closed.
[VICTIM #1] said she attempted to be on an active phone call with 911 to scare Danny into opening the door. [VICTIM #1] said Danny heard her conversation with 911 and decided to finally open the door. [VICTIM #1] said Danny continued to yell and curse profane words at her. [VICTIM #1] said she went back outside to enter her vehicle to leave the incident location when Danny came outside with [REDACTED BY AGENCY]. [VICTIM #1] said Danny grabbed [REDACTED BY AGENCY] by one of her arms and swung her by her arm aggressively forcing her on [VICTIM #1]. [VICTIM #1] said Danny was very agitated and was scared for her and [REDACTED BY AGENCY] safety.
[VICTIM #1] said Danny should have not held [REDACTED BY AGENCY] that way.
Danny was read his Miranda rights to which he waived his rights and decided to speak to law enforcement regarding the incident. Danny said he never grabbed [REDACTED BY AGENCY] and denied all allegations of swinging [REDACTED BY AGENCY] by her arm. Danny said he did prohibit [VICTIM #1] from entering her home by holding the door closed. Danny could not provide a valid reason that would justify him depriving [VICTIM #1] access to her home.
Danny was placed under arrest and transported to the Bartow County Adult Detention Center without further incident. Danny wished to have his car released to [WITNESS #1], who is a licensed driver. [WITNESS #1] took possession of the vehicle and left the incident location.
I provided [VICTIM #1] with a domestic violence pamphlet/case number regarding the incident and advised her of resources within Bartow County, Georgia regarding domestic violence abuse.
[End of Narrative]