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Montel Mitchell

Name:
Mitchell, Montel Chance

Date of Booking:
10/19/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
Simple Battery Against Police Officer/LE Dog/ Corrections or Detention Officer

Interference with Government Property-Felony

Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers-Felony

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.]


On Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at approximately 1255 hours, I was patrolling the area of Cassville Road and Goodyear Avenue. I attempted to make contact with black male who was known to have active warrants through Marlin, Texas for family violence – choking/suffocation 3rd degree, obstructing an officer, and was a recent suspect in Cartersville Police Department case of domestic violence.

I identified the male as Mr. Montel Mitchell by his previous booking photos through Bartow County as well as having a tattoo in the middle of his neck that resembled a ‘phoenix’. I made contact with the male at the intersection above. I asked if Mr. Mitchell had an I.D. in which he replied he did not. After identifying Mr. Mitchell, I let him know he was a suspect in a case and attempted to immediately detain him due to Mr. Mitchell having fled from Bartow County Units on October 15, 2022.

While attempting to detain Mr. Mitchell, a struggle ensued. I attempted to grab both hands of Mr. Mitchell in an attempt to place him in handcuffs behind his back. Mr. Mitchell immediately tensed up by stiffening his arms, pulling away, and began to yell saying ‘”why are you doing this”. While struggling with Mr. Mitchell, I continued to advised him he was a suspect in a case and I was detaining him. Mr. Mitchell began to pull away, in which I lost control of one of his arms, and was stuck on the top left of my head by Mr. Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell continued to attempt to flee on foot, in which I attempted to take him to the ground using soft hand techniques. While attempting to bring him to the ground to detain Mr. Mitchell until other officers arrived on scene, Mr. Mitchell broke free by pushing against my chest causing my outer carry vest to rip in the middle (valued at approximately $100.00). Mr. Mitchell briefly broke free and attempted to flee by running down a hill. I was able to grab the back of Mr. Mitchell’s jacket and hang on till we both made it down the hill. At this time, Cartersville P.D. Officer Wilkey arrived on scene and assisted in bringing Mr. Mitchell to the ground using soft hand techniques in an attempt to gain control of Mr. Mitchell.

While Officer Wilkey and myself were attempting to detain Mr. Mitchell by placing both hands behind his back, Mr. Mitchell continued to stiffen his body and continue to disobey commands to allow us detain him. Mr. Mitchell was ultimately detained by placing him in handcuffs behind his back, checked for proper fit, and double locked for safety.

While searching Mr. Mitchell incident to arrest, he yielded negative for any weapons or contraband. Mr. Mitchell’s identification was discovered on his person in which Mr. Mitchell’s identity was additionally confirmed. After Mr. Mitchell was detained, Cartersville Admin Services confirmed the warrant out Texas. Mr. Mitchell was placed into the rear of my marked patrol vehicle that was searched at the beginning and end of each shift, before and after each transport that yielded negative for any contraband.

Mr. Mitchell was transported to 104 Zena Drive (Bartow County Jail). While en route to the jail, Cartersville Admin Services advised Marlin, Texas did not wish to confirm the warrants any longer. When arriving at the sally port of the jail, Mr. Mitchell was instructed to exit the vehicle. Mr. Mitchell then stated jail staff would have to carry him and he laid on the ground. Jail staff attempted to get Mr. Mitchell to walk but he refused stating they would have to carry him into the jail. Jail staff then carried Mr. Mitchell into the jail to where he began to kick. Jail staff maintained control of Mr. Mitchell to which he was successfully placed into a isolation cell.

Shortly after the incident, I reported to 11 Charley Harper Drive (Cartersville Urgent Care and Occupational Health) due to having shoulder pain in both shoulders. Cartersville Urgent Care and Occupational Health advised I had strained both shoulders and had isolated swelling on the top left of my head.

A photo of the outer carrier vest was attached to this report.

A copy of the warrant information and additional warrants were attached to this report.

[End of Narrative]