Smith, Eric Lee
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
OBSTRUCTION OR HINDERING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
POSSESSION & USE OF DRUG-RELATED OBJECTS.
POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
AGGRAVATED BATTERY (FVA)
PROBATION VIOLATION (AGGRAVATED ASSAULT)
SIMPLE BATTERY (FVA)
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On Tuesday November 8, 2022 at approximately 0954 hours Deputy A. S. CARNES with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol Division was at [900 BLOCK] Newtown Road Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia to serve an outstanding warrant on ERIC LEE SMITH.
Deputy CARNES was siting stationary on Anthony Avenue in case ERIC ran from the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit. While Deputy CARNES was on Anthony Avenue he heard Deputy MASSINGILL say over the radio that he had one male running towards Anthony Avenue. Deputy CARNES then saw ERIC running towards Anthony Avenue and in between two houses. Deputy CARNES heard ERIC cross over a chain link fence and then continue running east on Anthony Avenue.
Deputy CARNES told Gordon County E-911 that he would be in a foot chase on Anthony Avenue. Deputy CARNES then chased after ERIC while announcing that he was with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy CARNES also told ERIC that if he did not stop he was going to get tased. As Deputy CARNES gained ground on ERIC he drew his department issued taser and fired at ERIC’s back. ERIC fell to the ground where Deputy CARNES placed him in handcuffs. Deputy CARNES escorted ERIC back to his patrol car, checked his handcuffs for fit and double locked them.
Once at Deputy CARNES patrol car, Deputy CARNES removed the taser prongs from ERIC’s back. Deputy CARNES then placed ERIC into his patrol car and transported him to the Gordon County Jail where custody was exchanged with Jail Staff without incident. After transporting ERIC to the Gordon County Jail, Deputy CARNES received a phone call from CCPU saying that methamphetamine was found and that it belonged to ERIC. See Deputy F. D. PULLEN supplemental for details on VGCSA charges.
Deputy CARNES took photos and placed them in the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Database. Deputy CARNES took out state warrants on ERIC for Obstruction, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Related Objects.
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