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Thomas Walsh

Name:
WALSH, THOMAS C

Date of Booking:
09/19/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
STALKING AGGRAVATED

CRIMINAL TRESPASS WITH PROPERTY DAMAGE

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

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.]

[NARRATIVE #1 on September 19, 2022]

On Monday, September 19, 2022, at approximately 0147 hours, Officer Williams with the Senoia Police Department was dispatched to [100 BLOCK] Brittany, located in the City limits of Senoia, Georgia, Coweta County, in refernce to a suspicious person.

The offender was arrested, handcuffed, searched and the rear patrol vehicle seat checked for weapons and contraband. The offender was placed in a seatbelt and transported to CCSO. Upon arrival at CCSO, the offender was removed from the vehicle; the rear seat searched again for weapons and contraband, and then turned over to CCSO for booking.

[End of Narrative]

[NARRATIVE #2 on September 19, 2022]

On Monday, September 19, 2022, at approximately 0147 hours Officer Williams with the Senoia Police Department, was dispatched to [100 BLOCK] Brittany Lane, located in the City limits of Senoia Georgia, Coweta County, in reference to a suspicious person.

Prior to Officer William’s arrival, his dispatch advised that the complainant’s neighbor, Mr. Thomas Walsh had a collision with the side of her house and was constantly blowing his horn. Officer Williams arrived on the scene and observed Mr. Walsh’s vehicle approximately 10 feet away from the corner of the neighbor’s house at [100 BLOCK] Brittany Lane. Officer Williams observed Mr. Walsh behind the wheel with the car in drive, constantly putting his high beams on and off.

Officer Williams then instructed Mr. Walsh to put the car in park and exit the vehicle. Mr. Walsh hesitated for a while as if he did not see Officer Williams. Mr. Walsh finally exited his vehicle and step to the rear to speak with Officer Williams. Officer Williams asked Mr. Walsh what was he doing and he stated that he was headed to Chick-fil-A, which was currently closed. Officer Williams observed damage to the brown in color gutter located on the side of the house.

Officer Williams spoke with Ms. [VICTIM #1], the homeowner at [100 BLOCK] Brittany Lane. Upon Officer Williams speaking with the homeowner, she stated that she was awakened by a “blaring car horn”. Ms. [VICTIM #1] stated that she looked at different cameras that were stationed on the outside of her home, and observed Mr. Walsh’s white in color Ford Explorer resting up against her house.

Ms. [VICTIM #1] also provided a consent order of agreement that was signed by Judge Travis Sakrison, Thomas Walsh, and [VICTIM #1] on October 5th, 2021. The agreement read that neither party shall contact each other directly or indirectly. The agreement also read that either party shall not enter onto each other’s property, that’s including pets or kids of both parties.

Sgt. Forrester spoke with Ms. [VICTIM #1]’s mother, who was sleeping in a room downstairs next to where the impact occurred. Ms. [WITNESS #1] stated that the headlights off of Mr. Walsh’s vehicle woke her up. Ms. [WITNESS #1] stated that she was shaken with a thud against the house by her bedroom window. Ms. [WITNESS #1] stated that she looked out of the window and observed Mr. Walsh exit his vehicle and walk around the front of his car to look at what damage was caused.

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, Officer Williams had dealings with Mr. Walsh in reference to a mailbox being knocked down by a vehicle, case number (22-3733). Mr. Walsh received a citation for duty upon striking a fixed object. Mr. Walsh seems to be having mental episodes and is very obvious that Mr. Walsh should not be behind the wheel of any vehicle.

Officer Williams advised Mr. Walsh that he was under arrest and placed handcuffs on him that were double-locked and checked for fit. Mr. Walsh was then searched and placed in the rear seat of Officer William’s patrol vehicle where he was secured in a seat belt. Officer Williams noticed a small dog in the back seat of Mr. Walsh’s vehicle. Sgt. Forrester placed the dog in Mr. Walsh’s house and secured the residence. An impound report was created. Embrey’s towing service was requested and took possession of the vehicle.

Officer Williams then transported Mr. Walsh to the Coweta County Jail for booking. Due to Mr. Walsh having an accident jail staff asked Mr. Walsh a series of basic questions like who is the president of the United States, and what year was it. Mr. Walsh answered both questions incorrectly. Due to all of the incorrect questions that were asked the jail refused Mr. Walsh.

Mr. Walsh was then transported to Piedmont Newnan Hospital, where he was medically cleared for jail. Mr. Walsh was then transported back to the Coweta County Jail where he was turned over to jail staff. Mr. Walsh was charged with aggravated stalking, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespass. A victim notification form was filled out at the jail and was given to jail staff. A copy of the victim notification form will be attached to the report.

Officer Williams received a statement form from Ms. [WITNESS #1] and Ms. [VICTIM #1]. Officer Williams also received a copy of the court order agreement, and a copy of the impound report. All will be attached to the report. Officer Williams conducted a rear seat check before and after transport. Ms. [VICTIM #1] was given a case card referencing a case number. Officer Williams then went back into service.

[End of Narrative]

[NARRATIVE #3 on September 21, 2022]

On Monday, September 21, 2022, at approximately 0730 hours, Judge Stokely inform Officer Williams by phone, that due to the lack of probable cause he was dismissing the aggravated stalking charge on Mr. Walsh. Judge Stokely stated that Officer Williams could not charge Mr. Walsh with aggravated stalking because it was a civil issue. Judge Stokely advised that the Ms. [VICTIM #1] have her own charges brought up for contempt of court order.

[End of Narrative]

[NARRATIVE #4 on September 30, 2022]

On Friday, September 30, 2022 Officer Williams recieved a inspection report from Ms. [VICTIM #1], in refernce to the damage that was done to her house. Ms. [VICTIM #1] was never instructed to get a inspection report. Ms. [VICTIM #1] was instructed to get a estimate of the damage that was done to her house.

[End of Narrative]