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Somkid McGinnis

Name:
McGinnis, Somkid

Date of Booking:
12/06/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
Unlawful conduct during 9- 1-1 call

Officer’s Narrative:
[Please note: The following is a direct transcription from the official initial incident report. The Georgia Gazette does not fix any spelling or grammatical errors that may exist. Any changes or redactions made by our staff are placed inside brackets. Some errors may exist. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The topics discussed may be sensitive to some readers. Discretion is advised.]

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, at approximately 2042 hours I, Deputy Bryan Frizzell, was employed by the Houston County Sheriff’s Office and assigned to the Patrol Division. I was in marked patrol unit 826, in my Houston County Sheriff’s Office uniform, and had my badge displayed.

I made contact with Ms. Somkid McGinnis at [300 BLOCK] Doublegate Dr Bonaire, GA 31005 in reference to a call about a theft. Ms. McGinnis told me she called because someone had stolen her coat and her pants. Ms. McGinnis told me she had been home all day, and that only her daughter had been by her house. I asked her if her daughter had taken her coat and pants and she stated no. I asked her if anyone else had been to her house, and she told me no.

She started asking for the Deputy with the tattoo on his hand and the mustache. I advised her it was Dep. Craig. She then asked me if he was married. I asked her if she was only calling to get Dep. Craig to her house, and she stated yes. I told her she can’t call 911 to request a specific deputy.

I reminded her that I had talked to her yesterday, November 30, 2022, about calling for a specific deputy. I told her when I spoke to her on the phone yesterday, that she can not call 911 for a specific deputy. I then told her it seems like she is calling just for a specific deputy to come to her house. I asked her if she was calling for Deputy Craig to come out to her house. She then told me she likes Dep. Craig.

I told her that if she needs us to call for us, but she can’t call for a specific deputy. She told me her coat is missing a lot. I asked her if she wanted to report it, and she told me no. I then asked her if she just wanted the other deputy to come out, and she stated yes. I then told her again; she can’t call for that purpose. I told she can’t call for a specific deputy because we don’t work that way. I told her that if she needs a deputy to come out to her residence, we will send whoever is available.

She asked me again if Deputy Craig was married, and again I told her she can’t just call and request a specific deputy. I her she has been told by me twice, once on the phone and once in person, and this is going to end tonight. She acknowledged that she understood this is ending tonight.

I contacted our 911 Center and had them print out the CAD notes for the calls where Ms. McGinnis has requested Dep. Craig. The notes show that from 11/19/2022 through 12/01/2022 Ms. McGinnis has called nine (9) times. Prior to requesting Dep. Craig, she has requested Dep. Tripp, and Dep. Windham.

On November 21, 2022, Ms. McGinnis asked for the deputy with the cartoon on his left hand.

On November 23, 2022, Ms. McGinnis called and saying she loves that officer, and she wants the Office to call her so she can invite him to Thanksgiving with her. She was talking about the Deputy with the tattoo on his left hand, which would be Dep. Craig.

On November 28, 2022, Ms. McGinnis called and requested the big guy with the tattoo on his left hand, wanting to know if he’s married, stated she needs him to come spend time with her, and requested his phone number.

On November 30, 2022, Ms. McGinnis called requesting the Deputy with the mustache and tattoos on his left hand to come see her.

On December 1, 2022, Ms. McGinnis called the Deputy with the tattoo on his left hand, stating she needs to see him tomorrow at 11.

With the information I have received from the 911 Center as well as my conversation with Ms. McGinnis, I believe she is intentionally calling 911 to report an issue with the sole purpose of requesting a specific deputy. I will be seeking warrants for Misuse of 911 against Ms. McGinnis.

[End of Narrative]