Yarbrough, Hayward Michael
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
FAILURE TO YIELD TO EMERGENCY VEHICLE
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On Thursday November 17, 2022 at approximately 14:18 hours, Deputy J.D. HOLLEY and Deputy A.J. MILLS with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol Division was dispatched to the area of Hwy 225 and Greeson Loop Calhoun, Gordon County, GA in reference to a domestic incident between subjects in two different vehicles.
While deputies were responding dispatch advised that the caller had a temporary protective order against the male subject who was following her. Dispatch also advised she had received threats that the male was going to kill her. Dispatch following her. Deputy MILLS was located on Craigtown Rd at Hwy 225 and observed the complainant pass his location Southbound on Hwy 225. Deputy MILLS stated the suspect vehicle a white in color 2003 GMC sierra was the next vehicle that passed him southbound as well a short distance behind the complainant.
Deputy MILLS advised he would be performing a traffic stop and activated his emergency lights and siren. The suspect failed to stop as he passed Deputy HOLLEY’S location at Hwy 225 and I-75. Deputy HOLLEY got behind Deputy MILLS and also turned on his lights and siren. The suspect vehicle continued at a slow speed as it made a left turn onto the I-75 southbound entrance ramp. The suspect vehicle continued down the ramp for several hundred more yards before finally coming to a stop on the right shoulder. Deputies performed a felony stop on the suspect vehicle due to the possibility of a firearm and took three occupants into custody.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as HAYWARD YARBROUGH. The front seat middle passenger was identified as Mr. YARBROUGH’S girlfriend [WITNESS #1]. The front seat right side passenger was identified as Mr. YARBROUGH’S daughter juvenile YARBROUGH. Deputy HOLLEY spoke with Mr. YARBROUGH who was seated in the back of a patrol vehicle. Deputy HOLLEY read Mr. YARBROUGH his Miranda warning and he stated he understood and would answer questions.
Deputy HOLLEY asked Mr. YARBROUGH why he was following the female subject later identified as [VICTIM #1]. Mr. YARBROUGH stated he was traveling South on Hwy 225 when Ms. [VICTIM #1] passed his vehicle and got in front of him then began slowing down. Mr. YARBROUGH stated he slowed down, however Ms. [VICTIM #1] slowed down even more because she has been trying to get him in trouble. Deputy HOLLEY asked Mr. YARBROUGH why he did not pull over to the side of the road and let Ms. [VICTIM #1] continue traveling since he knew he was not supposed to be around her. Mr. YARBROUGH did not answer the question and continued rambling.
Deputy HOLLEY then spoke to Ms. [VICTIM #1] who provided him with a temporary protective order from the superior court of Murray County. Deputy HOLLEY reviewed the document that showed Ms. [VICTIM #1] as the protected party from Mr. YARBROUGH. Deputy HOLLEY had dispatch contact Murray County to confirm that the protective order had been served to Mr. YARBROUGH and it had.
Deputy HOLLEY spoke with Ms. [WITNESS #1] who stated they were riding together with Mr. YARBROUGH when Ms. [VICTIM #1] got in front of them. Deputy HOLLEY asked Ms. [WITNESS #1] why Mr. YARBROUGH did not just pull over to avoid contact with Ms. [VICTIM #1] and she stated they were going to eventually. Deputy HOLLEY asked Ms. [WITNESS #1] why Mr. YARBROUGH did not pull over and she stated he was wanting to call someone first.
Mr. YARBROUGH was transported to the Gordon County Jail where he was booked and warrants were obtained for the offenses of Aggravated Stalking and Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle. Mr. YARBROUGH gave consent for juvenile YARBROUGH to be turned over to Ms. [WITNESS #1]’S custody. Deputy HOLLEY also contacted DFACS prior to doing this to ensure there were no known circumstances that would prevent this. DFACS advised it was alright for Ms. [WITNESS #1] to take custody of juvenile YARBROUGH. Ms. [WITNESS #1] was released and she took custody of juvenile YARBROUGH and the vehicle.
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