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Sean Dockery

Dockery, Sean R

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Hold – Other Agency

Violation of Family Violence Order

Cruelty to Children 3rd Degree

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.]

On Sunday, August 21, 2022, at approximately 8:52 AM, I was dispatched to [200 BLOCK] Pinehurst Drive, St. Marys, GA 31558 (Camden County) in reference to a Domestic Disturbance. I responded to the scene in patrol vehicle #704 without the use of my emergency lights and siren. The dispatcher stated the male subject left the residence on foot.

Upon arrival, I located the male subject walking the opposite direction of the residence. I exited my vehicle and came in contact with the male who I later identified as Mr. Sean Dockery. I asked Mr. Dockery what occurred at the residence. Mr. Dockery stated he left the residence due to him and his wife, Ms. [VICTIM #1], arguing and she told him to leave. Mr. Dockery stated the evening before they had an argument and he left the residence. Mr. Dockery stated when he returned this morning, Ms. [VICTIM #1] told him to leave and he exited the home without any issues.

After receiving the identification information, I conducted a GCIC/NCIC validation check for Mr. Dockery through the Camden County Dispatch Center and on my in-car mobile data terminal. The return for Mr. Dockery’s identification status revealed he had active arrest warrants for his arrest in two counties. The dispatcher stated both counties wanted to place a hold on Mr. Dockery. I placed Mr. Dockery under arrest, searched him, and placed him in the back of my patrol vehicle.

I relocated to the call location and met with Ms. [VICTIM #1]. Ms. [VICTIM #1] informed me she contacted 911 because Mr. Dockery came in the residence this morning after leaving the evening before. She stated when he entered the residence, she asked him to leave so they could get some time apart from each other. Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated she began to go in the bedroom when Mr. Dockery followed behind her and began arguing with her.

Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated she was in the bedroom when Mr. Dockery took his hand and placed it around her neck. She stated she began yelling to get off of her. Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated her 11 year son entered the bedroom and started to yell at him to get off his mom and to not hit his mom. Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated he let go of her.

Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated at that moment, Mr. Dockery exited the bedroom and she informed him again to leave the residence. Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated he began to head back in her direction and she went back into the bedroom. She stated Mr. Dockery closed the bedroom door and they continued to argue. Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated she attempted to exit the bedroom, but he pushed her on the bed.

I then spoke with Ms. [VICTIM #1]’s 11-year-old son, He stated he was asleep in the bedroom and heard his mom and step-father arguing and he entered the bedroom and told Mr. Dockery to get off his mom. He stated he had his hand around her neck. He stated when they exited the bedroom, they continued yelling at each other and he then observed Mr. Dockery following behind her with a switch blade knife that was open charging at Ms. [VICTIM #1] as they entered the bedroom.

He stated he then returned to his bedroom due to him being scared. He stated a short time later, they entered his little sister’s bedroom. He stated his mom attempted to get her phone to call a family friend but Mr. Dockery grabbed the phone from her and a tussle ensued. The phone screen was then shattered.

I spoke with Ms. [VICTIM #1]’s eight year-old daughter. She stated she heard them arguing and she stayed in the bedroom until they entered her bedroom. She stated Ms. [VICTIM #1] grabbed her phone and Mr. Dockery began tussling with her. She stated when they exited the bedroom she observed Mr. Dockery holding her behind her neck and walking her into their bedroom. She stated she was scared so she went back in her bedroom until she no longer heard the arguing.

I spoke with Ms. [VICTIM #1] again regarding the knife situation and Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated he did hold her behind her neck and walk her to the bedroom while holding the knife. Ms. [VICTIM #1] feared for her life and believed Mr. Dockery would use to the knife to hurt her. Ms. [VICTIM #1] informed me that they had a recent temporary restraining order but the order was lifted recently. Upon review of the order by the judge, it stated there is a no violent order.

I then went back in my vehicle and Mr. Dockery informed he had the knife but he had it because he was going to kill himself. Mr. Dockery stated the kids were lying and they will believe their mother before him because that’s is what most kids do. I charged Mr. Dockery with O.C.G.A. Aggravated assault 16-5-21, O.C.G.A. Cruelty to children 3rd Degree 16-5-70, O.C.G.A Violence of family order 16-5-95 and local warrants 17-4-25.

Mr. Dockery was transported to the Camden County jail center for booking. Warrants were secured.

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