Marcus Bray


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Officer’s Narrative:
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On July 16, 2022 at approximately 1521 hours I, Corporal Tolbert, was patrolling on Louise Street near Cleghorn Street in my conspicuously marked patrol equipped with emergency equipment. While patrolling, I observed a two tone red and grey 1988 Dodge Ram Charger (tag #[REDACTED]) fail to maintain its lane of travel at the driver side tires crossed over the double yellow line (divider lane). I activated my emergency equipment (lights and siren) and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle turned left on Cleghorn Street and continued on driving before coming to a rest near Anderson Road.

I exited the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Marcus Bray, and inquired about why he continued to drive after I activated my emergency equipment. Bray advised he did not see my lights until he was turning left on Cleghorn Street. I requested his driver’s license and Bray advised “I don’t have one sir I’m just working on this car.” Bray went on to tell me he had a temporary permit which was expired. I asked for clarification about the type of permit he had and he advised he had a “DUI” permit which was no longer valid.

I instructed Bray to exit the vehicle and speak with me further; he obliged. While outside of the vehicle, I instructed Bray to stand in front of my patrol vehicle as I conducted a GCIC inquiry of his OLN. GCIC returned Bray’s license were suspended for DUI (04-02-2013) and he had an active warrant through Paulding County. I approached Bray and secured him in proper fitting double handcuffs to the rear and informed him he was under arrest. Bray acknowledged he had the possible warrant and he thought Paulding did not wish to pursue the warrant based on COVID 19 precautions.

I searched Bray incident to arrest and located no contraband. I escorted Bray to the rear seat of my patrol vehicle and instructed him to have a seat. The owner of the vehicle, [REDACTED], was contacted and the vehicle was turned over to him on scene. Bray was transported to the Villa Rica Police Department where he was processed in and later taken to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for housing. The warrant was confirmed by Paulding County.

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