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Jack Yother

Name:
Yother, Jack Kilburn

Date of Booking:
11/11/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
Aggravated Assault

Officer’s Narrative:
[Please note: The following is a direct transcription from the official initial incident report. The Georgia Gazette does not fix any spelling or grammatical errors that may exist. Any changes or redactions made by our staff are placed inside brackets. Some errors may exist. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The topics discussed may be sensitive to some readers. Discretion is advised.]


[NARRATIVE #1 on November 11, 2022]

On Friday November 11, 2022 at approximately 1702 hours, I, Officer J. Nesbitt 012 with the Adairsville Police Department Uniform Patrol Division, was dispatched to [30 BLOCK] Kristen Court Adairsville, Bartow County GA in reference to a Domestic Dispute. Bartow E-911 advised a male subject had pulled a knife on the caller.

Upon arrival I and Officer S. Rickett #016, met with a Mr. Jack Yother on the front porch. Officer Rickett questioned Yother about who had a knife and Yother stated that he was the person who had the knife. When Officer Rickett questioned Yother about the location of the knife Yother stated that a female inside the residence had the knife. Mr. Yother stated that he and another male at the residence had gotten into an argument and that Yother had pulled a knife on the other male. Yother stated that the other male party had taken the knife from him during the altercation.

Lt. Skidmore #05, stayed outside the residence with Yother while myself and Officer Rickett made entry to the home through the front door. Upon entering the residence a female, later identified as [WITNESS #1], and a male, later identified as [VICTIM #1], were in the bottom level of the home. After making contact, [WITNESS #1] and [VICTIM #1] were relocated to the upper level of the home where they were questioned about the incident.

[WITNESS #1] and [VICTIM #1] both stated that an argument had occurred between Yother and [VICTIM #1]. [WITNESS #1] stated that Yother told her she better call 911. [WITNESS #1] and [VICTIM #1] both stated that when the altercation became physical Yother had pulled a knife and held it up in a threatening manner towards [VICTIM #1]. [VICTIM #1] stated that he was able to take the knife from Yother. During the altercation Yother received a cut to his left hand from the knife he was holding. I observed blood on the floor of the kitchen and smeared on the wall where [WITNESS #1] and [VICTIM #1] stated that the altercation had taken place. [VICTIM #1]’s t-shirt, with what appeared to be blood stains on it, was lying on the kitchen counter near the sink. [VICTIM #1] stated that he had changed his shirt prior to our arrival. A black in color pocket knife was located in a cabinet underneath the kitchen sink. Neither [VICTIM #1] or [WITNESS #1] appeared to be injured.

I relocated to the lower level of the residence to Lt. Skidmore as he was questioning Mr. Yother. I observed Yother holding a paper towel on his left hand with apparent blood soaking through it. Mr. Yother showed me a cut he had gotten near his thumb area on his left hand. Yother refused medical treatment and stated that he was fine.

Mr. Yother was placed in handcuffs and transported by Officer A. Alezano #010 to Bartow County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault under the Family Violence Act.

All events were recorded on Body Camera.

I took photographs of the evidence.

All evidence was brought back to the Adairsville Police Department where it was bagged and placed into evidence lockers.

[End of Narrative]

[NARRATIVE #2 on November 11, 2022]

On Friday November 11, 2022 at approximately 1702 hours, I, Officer S. Rickett of the Adairsville Police Department was dispatched to [40 BLOCK] Kristen Court, Adairsville GA in reference to a physical domestic incident involving a knife in progress. Upon arrival I was met by Mr. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] at the front door of the residence. I asked Mr. Jack Yother if he was the caller he stated he was not but the caller was inside. I asked Mr. Yother if the person with the knife was still on scene. Mr. Yother advised me that he was the subject with the knife and that it was all a misunderstanding.

I approached Mr. Yother on the porch of the residence where I advised him to face away from me so that I could pat him down for weapons. Mr. Yother complied and advised that “[WITNESS #1]” had taken the knife and threw it into the yard. I observed a laceration on Mr. Yother’s hand and the blood soaked napkin he was holding. I asked Mr. Yother multiple times if he needed an ambulance which he refused.

Officer K. Nesbitt and Lieutenant J. Skidmore arrived on scene and began talking to Mr. Yother. I then entered the residence and began speaking to Mrs. [WITNESS #1] who stated earlier this date her and Mr. Yother were talking when she informed him that she had made Mr. [VICTIM #1] over her belongings when she passes away. Mrs. [WITNESS #1] advised me she had stage 3 cancer and was set to begin chemotherapy soon.

Mrs. [WITNESS #1] advised me she had gone downstairs of the residence and began talking to Mr. Yother. Mrs. [WITNESS #1] stated that is when Mr. Yother got very upset and began to yell at her. Mrs. [WITNESS #1] stated that Mr. [REDACTED BY AGENCY] advised her to call 911 and then stated something that made her believe that he was going to harm Mr. [VICTIM #1]. Mrs. [WITNESS #1] could not remember exactly what Mr. Yother stated but it was something about harming Mr. [VICTIM #1]. Mrs. [WITNESS #1] stated she then went back upstairs and Mr. Yother followed her up the stairs. Mrs. [WITNESS #1] that Mr. [VICTIM #1] and Mr. Yother then got into an altercation. Mrs. [WITNESS #1] stated that Mr. Yother at some point had a knife.

Mrs. [WITNESS #1] seemed to be ill and could not remember the events.

I spoke with Mr. [VICTIM #1] who stated he was asleep in his room when he was awoken by Mr. Yother and Mrs. [WITNESS #1] in a verbal altercation. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated he exited his room and got between the two. Mr. [VICTIM #1] advised me that Mr. Yother then got into his face and continued to yell and cuss him. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated that him and Mr. Yother fell to the ground and that is when he noticed Mr. Yother holding a knife in his hand. Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated while the two were on the ground he grabbed Mr. Yother’s hand and pulled the knife out of it.

Mr. [VICTIM #1] stated that is when Mr. Yother’s hand got cut by the knife. Mr. [VICTIM #1] advised me he was taking care of Mrs. [WITNESS #1] due to her medical issues. I asked Mr. [VICTIM #1] where he knife was located and they opened the kitchen cabinet under the sink and there was a black handled folding knife that was still open. Mr. [VICTIM #1] advised when he removed the knife from Mr. Yother he handed it to Mrs. [WITNESS #1] that placed it in the cabinet. Mrs. [WITNESS #1] told Mr. Yother that she had thrown the knife into the yard.

Mr. [VICTIM #1] and Mrs. [WITNESS #1] were both in fear of Mr. Yother and advised they believe he has some sort of medical issue causing him to get irate. Mrs. [WITNESS #1] advised me that on a previous date Mr. Yother was driving down the road when Mr. Yother began traveling at a high rate of speed. Mrs. [WITNESS #1] stated that all of a sudden Mr. Yother told her that he was going to run the car beside them off the road. Mrs. [WITNESS #1] stated that Mr. Yother then advised her that he would cut her throat and she would be dead in 8 seconds. Mrs. [WITNESS #1] stated that Mr. Yother has Bi-Polar disorder and anger issues.

I went back downstairs of the residence and met with Mr. Yother again. I read Mr. Yother Miranda Warning and again asked him what had taken place. Mr. Yother stated that he and Mrs. [WITNESS #1] were old friends and when she became ill he moved into her residence to take care of her. Mr. Yother advised that earlier on the above date he took a friend to the store. Mr. Yother stated that Mrs. [WITNESS #1] called him and was telling him about going to Barton’s Funeral home and getting her arrangements paid for. Mr. Yother stated that Mrs. [WITNESS #1] advised him that she made Mr. [VICTIM #1] over her belongings after she died. Mr. Yother stated he had gotten a little upset and advised Mrs. [WITNESS #1] how he felt on the phone. Mr. Yother stated he arrived home and began cooking his dinner for the night.

Mr. Yother stated that is when Mrs. [WITNESS #1] came downstairs and began talking to him. Mr. Yother stated the two talked for a moment and he began telling her about him being upset over her removing him and placing Mr. [VICTIM #1] on her “list”. Mr. Yother stated that the two continued to talk and that he advised Mrs. [WITNESS #1] that he wanted to go upstairs and talk to Mr. [VICTIM #1] and tell him how he felt. Mr. Yother stated he and Mrs. [WITNESS #1] walked up the stairs of the residence and continued talking. Mr. Yother stated that Mr. [VICTIM #1] then exited his room and began getting between him and Mrs. [WITNESS #1] and was trying to stop them from arguing. Mr. Yother stated that the two were just talking and he was telling Mr. [VICTIM #1] that there was no argument the two were just talking. Mr. Yother then stated that Mr. [VICTIM #1] was pushing him with his waste trying to back him away from Mrs. [WITNESS #1].

Mr. Yother stated that Mr. [VICTIM #1] backed him all the way into the kitchen and continued to punch him. Mr. Yother stated he old Mr. [VICTIM #1] to stop pushing him but he continued. Mr. Yother stated the two began to get into a verbal altercation and he reached into his pocket and opened his knife. Mr. Yother stated he kept a black handled folding knife in his pocket. Mr. Yother’s description of the knife matched the knife I had seen earlier in the kitchen. Mr. Yother then stated that he held onto the knife in his pocket because he was unable to fight due to medical issues.

Mr. Yother stated that Mr. [VICTIM #1] continued to punch him and that he then pulled the knife from his pocket and held it by his side. Mr. Yother stated that Mr. [VICTIM #1] then grabbed him by his arms and the two fell to the ground. Mr. Yother stated Mr. [VICTIM #1] then pulled the knife from his hand causing the knife to cut him. Mr. Yother stated the two then got up and began picking the stuff up that had fallen inside the kitchen. Mr. Yother stated he cleaned a small amount of blood up and sat with Mr. [VICTIM #1] and Mrs. [WITNESS #1] until Law Enforcement arrived.

Officer Nesbitt took photographs of the scene and uploaded them to One Drive. Officer Nesbitt took the blood covered shirt Mr. [VICTIM #1] advised he was wearing during the altercation. Mr. [VICTIM #1] refused an ambulance and stated he had no injuries from the incident. All events were recorded on my body worn camera and saved into the Adairsville Police Department Evidence library. Officer Nesbitt placed Mr. Yother into handcuffs checked them for fit. Mr. Yother was transported to the Bartow County Jail without further incident.

[End of Narrative]