William Joyce

Name:
Joyce, William Quincey

Date of Booking:
10/29/2021

Reason(s) For Booking:
Battery – Misdemeanor

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 10/28/2021, at approximately 2249 hours, I, Officer B. Johnson, responded to 105 General Courtney Hodges Boulevard, reference to an assault.

I met with the victim, [VICTIM #1] (W/M, DOB [REDACTED BY AGENCY]), who advised a white male, who was staying in room [REDACTED] at the listed location, assaulted him. Mr. [VICTIM #1] advised he was working at Circle K (201 Marshallville Road), when a white male, later identified as William Joyce (W/M, DOB [REDACTED BY AGENCY]), came to the business and started accusing him of stealing his debit card, and other bank information.

Mr. [VICTIM #1] advised that he told Mr. Joyce that the Budget Inn has cameras, and he needs to check those. Mr. Joyce asked Mr. [VICTIM #1] to step outside where the two parties were in the parking lot of the Circle K, closest to Lee Street. While in the parking lot the two parties continued speaking with each other. Mr. [VICTIM #1] advised that Mr. Joyce continued to step up into his face where the two were facing each other. Mr. [VICTIM #1] advised he did not back up and stood his ground. While the two were facing each other, Mr. [VICTIM #1] advised Mr. Joyce started to strike him. Mr. [VICTIM #1] then wrapped his arms around Mr. Joyce where he advised he felt the fight leave his body. At this time, Mr. [VICTIM #1] asked Mr. Joyce to give him his phone back.

Mr. Joyce then left the parking lot where he was later located at the Budget Inn within room [REDACTED]. Mr. [VICTIM #1] left the Circle K where he relocated back to the Budget Inn. After Mr. [VICTIM #1] had spoke with a few friends he had someone call 911 to file the report. Mr. [VICTIM #1] advised he wished to press charges against Mr. Joyce.

While observing Mr. [VICTIM #1], I noticed that his nose was swelling, he had blood on his forearm, and a large cut on the bridge of his nose. Mr. [VICTIM #1] blew his nose into a white rag or towel where additional blood was observed. Due to the swelling of Mr. [VICTIM #1]’s nose, EMS was requested where they later arrived on scene. EMS believed Mr. [VICTIM #1]’s nose was broken. Mr. [VICTIM #1] was not transported to the hospital.

I then contacted Mr. Joyce at room [REDACTED]. Mr. Joyce answered the door where he was placed in handcuffs that were double locked and checked for fit. I read Mr. Joyce his Miranda Rights from a case card I keep in my wallet badge. Mr. Joyce acknowledged these rights and wished to speak with me. Mr. Joyce initially advised that he saw Mr. [VICTIM #1] steal items from his Ford HSO. When I asked Mr. Joyce to clarify how he knew it was Mr. [VICTIM #1] he advised because he was sitting in his chair within room [REDACTED]. I then asked him if he was positive, it was Mr. [VICTIM #1] where he advised it was someone Mr. [VICTIM #1] was associated with. Mr. Joyce was asked multiple times how he knew it was Mr. [VICTIM #1] or an associate where he continued to stay extremely vague.

Mr. Joyce advised he went over to the Circle K to speak with Mr. [VICTIM #1] about the theft. Mr. Joyce advised that at one point the two parties were facing each other within the parking lot of the Circle K. Mr. Joyce advised that Mr. [VICTIM #1] “jumped” at him. Mr. Joyce claims that at this time, he was in fear for his safety. Mr. Joyce advised he then struck Mr. [VICTIM #1] where the two parties fought. Mr. Joyce had dried blood on the side of his head, however he could not clarify if it was his blood or Mr. [VICTIM #1]’s.

Mr. Joyce was later placed in the rear of my patrol car. No contraband was found on the person of Mr. Joyce. While Mr. Joyce was in the rear of my patrol car, he asked to speak with a supervisor. Lieutenant Emmons arrived on scene where he spoke with Mr. Joyce.

Mr. Joyce was advised he was under arrest for OCGA 16-5-23.1 (Battery) due to damage caused to Mr. [VICTIM #1]’s face. Due to Mr. Joyce being arrested, I asked him if I could go into his hotel room and obtain his keys to lock the door. Mr. Joyce advised that he wanted me to place his suitcases inside of his vehicle. Mr. Joyce was advised that this was not possible, and I could only secure his hotel door. Mr. Joyce then advised he did not want his vehicle at the Budget Inn. I advised him that he could call a tow truck once he arrived at the jail if he wished for the vehicle to be removed. Mr. Joyce requested that his car keys be brought with his personal property to the jail. I retrieved his car keys from within room [REDACTED] where I locked the door behind me. Mr. Joyce’s bag, and vehicle were left at the Budget Inn.

Mr. Joyce was transported to the Houston County Jail where custody was transferred. The rear of my patrol car was checked for contraband, none found. Warrants will be obtained when the Houston County Magistrate Court opens. An A/B form was completed and turned into the case box.

Mr. [VICTIM #1] was additionally arrested, see report #2104374 for information. No further information.