Bryan Fulton

Name:
FULTON, BRYAN JOSEPH

Date of Booking:
08/20/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
SIMPLE BATTERY – FAMILY VIOLENCE

THREATEN, INTIMIDATE A DISABLED ADULT, ELDER PERSON, OR RESIDENT PURSUANT

Officer’s Narrative:
[Please note: The following is a direct transcription from the officer’s narrative report. We do not fix any spelling or grammatical errors. Any changes made by our staff are placed inside brackets. Some errors may exist.]

On 20 August 2022 I was dispatched to [4200 BLOCK] Wayfield Dr in reference to a domestic dispute.

When I arrived on scene I was met outside by the suspect, Bryan Fulton. Fulton was talking with other officers as well as fire department personnel. During my entire time with him, Fulton would not stop moving/squirming as if he were uncomfortable. The movement reminded me of what a small child would do when they are in trouble. He also continued to grab his pen*s and touch himself while talking with responders in the front yard. Bryan said he lives with his grandma, [VICTIM #1]. Bryan stated he has a friend, [REDACTED], who he plays games online with. Bryan said he and [REDACTED] got in an argument and that he was mad about the situation. When I tried to question Bryan about what happened between him and [VICTIM #1] he would not answer, look away, and talk about something else.

I spoke with [VICTIM #1] and [REDACTED], her husband, who told me they have been taking care of Bryan since 2005 when his mother died. [VICTIM #1] said Bryan is developmentally delayed and they have had trouble watching him recently. [VICTIM #1] said when Bryan gets upset he screams, cries out, and often breaks/throws things and hits people until he gets his way. I only entered the foyer of the home but I noticed broken drywall by the stairs that would be consistent with someone hitting the wall.

[VICTIM #1] stated that one of Bryan’s friends is [REDACTED], an online friend that she believes also is special needs. [VICTIM #1] told me that their (Bryan and [REDACTED]’s) relationship is toxic and they often manipulate and berate each other in order to get what they want. [VICTIM #1] said that early this morning around midnight Bryan and [REDACTED] got in an argument and since then Bryan has been irate. [VICTIM #1] said she was trying to mediate between the two and [REDACTED] hung up on her. [VICTIM #1] said she told Bryan that and he became enraged and started hitting her while yelling at her and threatening her. [VICTIM #1] had various bruises on both of her arms but they did not look fresh. [VICTIM #1] said they were from Bryan but she did not think they were from today.

While I was talking with [VICTIM #1] just inside the front door, Bryan continued to try to get into the residence after I asked him to stay outside while I spoke with her. Bryan continued to whine about the heat and that ne needed air conditioning. I offered to get him some water and he accepted. [VICTIM #1] gave me an opened water bottle and Bryan said he couldn’t drink out of it because it was open. She gave me a cup of water which he also refused to drink from.

I checked the history of the residence in cad. In 2022 there have been 15 calls for service at the residence referencing Bryan’s behavior. On 20 august 2022 there were three calls to police stating that Bryan was hitting [VICTIM #1] and “going crazy”. Another call states Bryan was throwing furniture, threw a vacuum cleaner off the second floor balcony, and hit [VICTIM #1] in the back. All of the calls I found were closed by officers as being handled by GCFES or no report requested.

I explained the 1013 process to [VICTIM #1] and [REDACTED] and told them I would transport Bryan to Northside Duluth in order to be evaluated. Bryan initially stated he wanted to go to the hospital but when I told him I was taking him he started to passively resist by slinking to the floor and whining about not wanting to go. I told him it was not his choice and he was compliant. I transported Bryan to Northside Duluth without incident.

At the emergency room Bryan was evaluated by the doctor on duty. They stated they did not think that the issue was a mental health issue and declined to sign the 1013. While Bryan was there he had a complaint that it hurt to urinate. Bryan was evaluated by personnel there and discharged. I transported Bryan to the Gwinnett County Detention Center where I released him to the on duty deputies at pre booking without incident.

I obtained two warrants for Bryan. Simple battery 22W012943 and elder abuse 22W012944 and hand delivered them to the pre booking area. I contacted [VICTIM #1] and [REDACTED] and advised them of the arrest and again advised them to contact the probate court on Monday morning in order to get a 1013.

[End of Narrative]