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Tony Banks

Name:
Banks, Tony Bernard

Date of Booking:
10/02/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
Aggravated Assault – Family Violence – Other

Battery/ Family Violence-1st Offense

Terroristic Threats And Acts – Felony

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 October 2nd of 2022, I responded in normal patrol mode to [1300 BLOCK] S. Madison St. Apt. [REDACTED] in reference to discharging firearms. Upon arrival, I attempted to make contact with subjects at the scene who were irate and yelling. I requested police assistance. Cpl. J. Summerling and Cpl. J. Keith arrived and assisted with controlling the scene.

I made contact with [VICTIM #1] at the front yard who stated her ex-boyfriend (Toney Banks) attacked her. [VICTIM #1] stated earlier in the day, she arrived at [1300 BLOCK] S. Madison St. Apt. [REDACTED] to pick up some of her property along with her daughter ([VICTIM #2]) and daughter’s girlfriend ([WITNESS #1]). [VICTIM #1] stated she left because someone with a pickup truck was supposed to help them, but they were not available at the time. [VICTIM #1] stated Banks called her and asked her to come back and get her belongings. [VICTIM #1] stated Banks told her he had somewhere else to go.

[VICTIM #1] stated she arrived back at [1300 BLOCK] S. Madison St. Apt. [REDACTED] and walked towards the front porch. [VICTIM #1] stated she stepped on the front porch and Banks pulled and grabbed her by the hair. [VICTIM #1] stated Banks told her, “you think you slick!” [VICTIM #1] stated Banks had a knife and held it at her throat. [VICTIM #1] stated [VICTIM #2] ran towards the front porch and tried to separate them ([VICTIM #1] and Banks).

[VICTIM #1] stated [VICTIM #2] and Banks began to tussle. [VICTIM #1] stated Banks bit [VICTIM #2] on the right side of her face. [VICTIM #1] stated [VICTIM #2] and Banks fell and she screamed for help. [VICTIM #1] stated Banks then grabbed her in the chest area. I observed a small superficial injury on [VICTIM #1]’s chest and took photographs to log into evidence. [VICTIM #1] stated [VICTIM #2] used her handgun and fired a warning shot towards the ground to stop Banks from attacking them. [VICTIM #1] provided a written statement in reference to this incident.

I made contact with [VICTIM #2] in the 1300 block of S. Madison St. in reference to this incident. [VICTIM #2] stated she drove her mother ([VICTIM #1]) to [1300 BLOCK] S. Madison St. Apt. [REDACTED] so she can get her belongings. [VICTIM #2] stated [VICTIM #1] walked towards the front of the residence and stepped on the front porch. [VICTIM #2] stated she observed Banks grab [VICTIM #1] by the hair and hold a knife at her throat. [VICTIM #2] stated she ran towards [VICTIM #1] and Banks and tried to separate them.

[VICTIM #2] stated Banks grabbed her by the shirt and she did the same. [VICTIM #2] stated Banks had a knife in one hand and was holding it in the air as if he was going to stab her. [VICTIM #2] stated Banks bit her on the right side of her face. I observed [VICTIM #2]’s right eyebrow area bleeding. I took photographs of [VICTIM #2]’s injury to log into evidence.

[VICTIM #2] stated she’s licensed to carry a weapon and used her firearm (Blue Sccy CPX-2 S/N: 909152) in this incident. [VICTIM #2] stated she discharged one round to the ground as an attempt to stop Banks from attacking [VICTIM #1]. [VICTIM #2] was asked if [WITNESS #1] discharged a round and she stated she doesn’t remember.

I made contact with [VICTIM #2]’s girlfriend ([WITNESS #1]) in the 1300 block of S. Madison St. in reference to this incident. [WITNESS #1] stated she arrived at [1300 BLOCK] S. Madison St. Apt. [REDACTED] to help [VICTIM #1] get her belongings. [WITNESS #1] stated she did not remember what happened during the physical altercation because it happened too fast.

[VICTIM #1] allowed me to make entry into [1300 BLOCK] S. Madison St. Apt. [REDACTED] and assisted with locating the knife used in this incident. A small kitchen knife was located in the kitchen and photographs were collected before seizing it as evidence. See Cpl. J. Keith’s supplement in reference to locating the firearms used in this incident. Cpl. Keith provided me with the firearms and it was later returned to [VICTIM #2] and [WITNESS #1]. I took photographs of the firearms to log into evidence. See Cpl. J. Summerling in reference to Banks’ verbal statement.

Banks was detained in double-locked handcuffs to the rear. Banks was searched for weapons and contraband with negative results. Banks was placed in the rear seat of patrol vehicle 19-053. Cpl. J. Keith and Cpl. J. Summerling detained [VICTIM #2] and [WITNESS #1] in double-locked handcuffs to the rear and were later released. Banks was transported to the Albany Police Department- Investigations (201 W. Oglethorpe Blvd.). Banks was placed in interview room C and released from handcuffs.

The Dougherty County EMS Med Unit 1 responded to the Albany Police Department – Investigations to check on [VICTIM #2]’s injury. Det. N. Ellis charged Banks with terroristic threats and acts – FV (felony) and battery. Banks was placed under arrest in double locked handcuffs to the rear and placed in the rear seat of patrol vehicle 19-053. Banks was transported to the Dougherty County Jail.

Banks asked about bonds while transporting him to jail. Prior to entering the jail, my service weapon (Glock 22 Gen 4 #:PSL793) was placed and secured in the trunk of patrol vehicle 19-053. Banks was released and turned over to the jail intake Officers. The rear seat of patrol vehicle 19-053 was checked for contraband and weapons with negative results.

Sgt. N. Price was notified of this incident and responded to the scene. All parties were checked through GCIC/NCIC with negative wants. A supplemental report was completed in reference to logging in evidence. This case is domestic in nature due to both parties formerly living together in the same household. This incident was recorded on my Watch Guard Body Camera. This case was turned over to Det. N. Ellis with the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

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