John Lynn

Lynn, John Jackson

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:

Exploitation and Intimidation of disabled adults, elder persons, and residents. (Felony)


Officer’s Narrative:
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On 03/03/2023 at approximately 1226 hours SGT. Clayton, OFC. Bleeker, and I, PFC. Masciovecchio, were dispatched to [SINGLE DIGIT BLOCK] Whippoorwill Ln. in reference to a male, John Lynn, that was acting erratic, threatening the complainant, and also threatening to commit suicide by the end of the day.

The complainant, [VICTIM #1], advised dispatch that he had left, but would be returning. EMS arrived to the location prior to police and advised that John was not coming to the door. We were also advised by dispatch that John had an active warrant out of Alabama for failure to appear.

SGT. Clayton arrived on scene and spoke to [VICTIM #1] who stated that he was afraid of John and that he had been threatening and making him fear for his safety. [VICTIM #1] state that John had been yelling at him, approaching him aggressively and getting in his face. [VICTIM #1] stated that John was scaring him to the point that he felt he needed to leave the location.

[VICTIM #1] told SGT. Clayton that John was inside, in his room, and he had locked him out of the house. They were able to find a key to another door and [VICTIM #1] asked for us to go inside and check for him. SGT. Clayton and OFC. Bleeker went in the house and found John and were able to detain him in handcuffs to be able to confirm the warrant. We confirmed that the warrant was for him by the last four of his social security number.

SGT. Clayton and EMS also spoke to John about threatening suicide and he stated tat he was not suicidal, and had not threatened to hurt himself.

While waiting for the warrant to be confirmed, SGT. Clayton spoke to [VICTIM #1] and determined that there would be enough for charges against John. John was searched and placed in the backseat of my patrol vehicle. It was also confirmed by dispatch that the warrant was valid and to place a hold.

I told John that he would be going to jail and he stated that he believed his blood pressure was bottoming out and that he had multiple health issues. EMS was still on scene and evaluated John and determined that his blood pressure was OK. I then transported John to the Floyd County Jail where he was booked on his charges.

The backseat of my patrol vehicle was checked before and after transport.

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