Sarah Garcia

Garcia, Sarah Mindelle

Date of Booking:

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

Battery- Family Violence (1st offense) MISD

Officer’s Narrative:
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On Friday April 15, 2022 at approximately 2024 hours, I was dispatched to [20 BLOCK] Westley Drew Ln. Cartersville Ga. in reference to a verbal argument later to be found battery FVA.

Upon arrival, I met with suspect/Sara Garcia who stated she and husband/victim/[VICTIM #1] were involved in a verbal argument about the custody of their son/victim, [REDACTED BY AGENCY].

Sara stated she believed [VICTIM #1] had a court order stay away order but said it had been recently dropped to a no violence order. Sara stated the argument never became physical but only wanted to take [REDACTED BY AGENCY] to her parent’s house to visit but [VICTIM #1] refused to let him go at this time.

I spoke with [VICTIM #1] who stated the stay away bond had in fact gone to court and had been reduced, by the suggestion of both of their attorneys, to no violence order. I observed the updated court paperwork that [VICTIM #1] provided.

[VICTIM #1] stated prior to my arrival, Sara became very angry and was screaming at him because he would not let [REDACTED BY AGENCY] go with her. [VICTIM #1] stated Sara said she was leaving as she slammed the front door.

I advised [VICTIM #1] to remain separated from Sara for the remainder of the evening which he stated he was putting [REDACTED BY AGENCY] down for the night and he was going to bed as well.

I relocated downstairs again to speak with Sara which I advised her to stay separated from [VICTIM #1] for the remainder of the evening so the situation could de escalate. Sara agreed to do so.

While walking out to my patrol unit, [VICTIM #1] ran out of the residence with [REDACTED BY AGENCY] in his arms and Sara running behind him. [VICTIM #1] stated Sara came up to the bedroom and grabbed his arm saying “Give me my son.” [VICTIM #1] said Sara had scratched his arm while attempting to take [REDACTED BY AGENCY] away.

I observed and took pictures of [VICTIM #1]’s injuries.

Sara was placed under arrest for battery FVA and cruelty to children in the 3rd FVA.

Sara was transferred to the Bartow County Jail without further incident.

I secured warrants for Sara on the said charges.

Nothing Further