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Johnny Wheeler

Wheeler, Johnny Marshall Andrew

Date of Booking:

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Officer’s Narrative:
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On December 4, 2022 I was dispatched to [3200 BLOCK] Cave spring Rd in regards to Mrs. [VICTIM #1] stating that Mr. Wheeler was on his way over to the house and was threatening to burn down the house with her and all 5 kids in it.

Upon my arrival I made contact with Mrs. [VICTIM #1] and she advised that Mr. Wheeler was on his way and that he has been calling her all day. She advised that Mr. Wheeler had been drinking all day and she was concerned that he might be drunk and be driving aggressively because Mr. Wheeler was really mad and upset. When I asked Mrs. [VICTIM #1] what was going on She advised that Mr. Wheeler stated that he was coming home and no one can do anything about it and then she received a phone call from Mr. Wheelers mom stating I do not know what you did to Johnny but you better call the cops because he said he is going to kill you and burn the house down with the kids in it and he left 5 minutes ago.

While speaking to Mrs. [VICTIM #1] Mr. Wheeler called her and while I was standing there I listened in to the conversation Mrs. [VICTIM #1] and Mr. Wheeler were having and I could hear Mr. Wheeler driving and stating that Mrs. [VICTIM #1] wanted to play games and that he was ready to play and Mrs. [VICTIM #1] stated that his kids and his niece and nephew were in the house and he stated that he did not came about them and she would see what would happen when he gets there.

I asked Mrs. [VICTIM #1] what car he was in and she stated he was in a grey Jeep Grand Cherokee and he would be coming from cave spring. While Mrs. [VICTIM #1] was on the phone with him I advised her that myself and OFC Evans would be watching the house waiting for him to show up.

While waiting in hiding spots around the house I asked dispatch if the court order Mr. Wheeler has advised that he was to have no contact with her what so ever directly or indirectly. I was advised by dispatch that he was to have zero contact with Mrs. [VICTIM #1]. As we were waiting for Mr. Wheeler I observed a grey Jeep pass me traveling eastbound on Cave spring Rd.

I advised OFC Evans of the vehicle and once the vehicle approached the house OFC Evans advised me that the vehicle was pulling in. OFC Evans pulled in behind the vehicle and I came in right behind him with my visible lights on. Once on the property I exited my vehicle and un holstered my duty weapon as I approached the vehicle since Mr. Wheeler is known to carry firearms and myself and OFC Evans did not know what all Mr. Wheeler had in his possession and if he was under the influence of alcohol and possibly possessing a weapon.

We began giving Mr. Wheeler verbal commands to step out of the vehicle and to keep his hands where we could see them Mr. Wheeler was commanded to start walking back wards toward the sound of out voices once told to stop Mr. Wheeler was placed in hand cuffs which were double locked and fitted. Mr. Wheeler was taken to the back of my vehicle and searched prior to entering.

Once OFC Evans searched the vehicle and secured it we moved to the road and I conducted field sobriety on Mr. Wheeler to insure he was not driving under the influence of alcohol. During the Walk and turn Mr. Wheeler did not complete the turn as instructed by taking normal steps to turn rather than small steps as instructed. During the One leg stand Mr. Wheeler was struggling to keep his leg 6 inches off the ground and put it down 2 times during the evaluation. I determined that Mr. Wheeler was not under the influence of alcohol.

Mr. Wheeler was transported to the Floyd County jail. where he was booked and processed. Hand cuffs were fitted and double locked upon being placed the second time as well as the first time.

Backseat cleared before and after transport.

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