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Rebekah Potter

Potter, Rebekah Katherine

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Cruelty to Children allow to witness Felony/Battery/Family Violence

Obstructing or Hindering Persons making Emergency Phone Calls

Obstructing or Hindering Persons making Emergency Phone Calls

Aggravated Assault-Strangulation

Simple Battery-Family Violence

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.]

At approximately 0023 hours on. Monday, October 24th, 2022 I was dispatched to [6100 BLOCK] N. Main Street Southeast, in Acworth, Georgia, regarding an aggravated assault.

Upon arrival, I spoke to Victim, [VICTIM #1], who said her Daughter/Suspect/Arrestee, Rebekah Potter, strangled her.

[VICTIM #1] said she began to hear Rebekah yelling loudly in her bedroom. [VICTIM #1] said due to the severity of Rebekah’s yelling she went into her bedroom to check on her. [VICTIM #1] said Rebekah was yelling at a man however no male was present in the bedroom. [VICTIM #1] said Rebekah advanced towards her and put her in a chokehold using her forearms and hands. [VICTIM #1] said Rebekah continued to choke her, to which they both ended up falling on the ground.

[VICTIM #1] said her normal breathing was altered due to Rebekah choking her. I observed fresh petechiae on the areas of [VICTIM #1]’s neck which looked to have been caused by being choked.

[VICTIM #1] said her other Daughter/Victim, [VICTIM #2], entered the bedroom to attempt to stop Rebekah from choking her. [VICTIM #1] said Rebekah started to attack [VICTIM #2] by grabbing her and pushing her. [VICTIM #1] said she attempted to dial 911 when Rebekah took her phone and told her she was not contacting anyone, which hindered [VICTIM #1] from making an emergency phone call.

I spoke to [VICTIM #2] regarding the incident. [VICTIM #2] said she entered Rebekah’s bedroom and observed Rebekah choking [VICTIM #1]. [VICTIM #2] said she attempted to defend her Mother [VICTIM #1], to which Rebekah began to attack her. [VICTIM #2] said she was able to push away Rebekah once. [VICTIM #2] said she attempted to contact 911 however Rebekah took her phone, which hindered her from making an emergency phone call.

[VICTIM #2] said her Daughter, [REDACTED BY AGENCY] was nearby during the entirety of the incident. I observed [REDACTED BY AGENCY] who was uninjured.

I spoke to Rebekah regarding the incident. While talking to Rebekah I noticed she emitted an odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person and breath. Rebekah said she was in her room crying due to her discovering her ex-boyfriend being homosexual and continuing to contact her. Rebekah said [VICTIM #1] spontaneously entered her bedroom and scratched her.

Rebekah showed me a small scratch on her right breast which was reddened in appearance.

Rebekah was placed under arrest and transported to the Bartow County Adult Detention Center without further incident.

I provided [VICTIM #1] and [VICTIM #2] with a domestic violence pamphlet/case number regarding the incident and advised her of resources within Bartow County, Georgia regarding domestic violence abuse.

I captured an image on my bodyworn camera of [VICTIM #1]’s injuries to her neck.

[End of Narrative]