Ronnie Taylor

Name:
Taylor, Ronnie Ralph

Date of Booking:
06/25/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
BATTERY

PURCHASE, POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION, OR SALE OF MARIJUANA

WILLFUL OBSTRUCTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS – MISDEMEANOR

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 6/25/2022, at 0137 hrs, I observed. Mr Ronnie Taylor, exit Empire Event Center (718 E Oglethorpe Hwy). I was aware of Mr Taylor having an active warrant (#W22562C) for battery through the Hinesville Police Department.

Ofc Cephus (#122), ofc Jones (#183), and I began to walk behind Mr Taylor as he walked towards the parking lot of the Oyo Hotel. I announced myself as a police officer to Mr Taylor and told him he has a warrant. Mr Taylor began to run through the parking lot away from us. While Mr Taylor was running I observed him pull something from his pant and throw it toward the ground. Ofc Cephus and I gave Mr Taylor numerous commands to stop. Mr Taylor finally stop after he tripped over the curb. He was then placed in handcuffs, double locked, and check for fit.

Ofc Jones and I back tracked to the area to where Mr Taylor threw the article from his pants. I located a black case in the parking lot. In the case was a bag of a green leafy substance consistent with the appearance and odor of green/raw marijuana and a blue sealed bag labeled Trufflez Treats. On the back of the Trufflez bag it states package contains a schedule 1 controlled substance (Cannabis).

Mr Taylor was searched incident to arrest. On his person was $4,385 in cash and two cell phones. No other contraband was found on his person. Inv Ferguson arrived on scene and tested the green leafy substanc using the Duquenois Levine Reagent Field Test kit for marijuana. The substance result came back positive for marijuana.

All evidence was collected and transported to the Hinesville Police Department to be placed in drug temporary locker number 4 at 0325 hrs. Warrants for obstruction of an officer and possesion of marijuana less than a ounce will be applied for in the allotted time.

The suspect was released to the custody of the Liberty County detention staff without incident.

The arrest and transport of the suspect followed department protocol consisting of the suspect being searched, handcuffs being applied, checked for proper fit and double locked. The suspect was placed in the backseat of ofc Harmon’s patrol vehicle and was seat belted in for transport.

The vehicle was searched prior to and after transport with no contraband found.

My department issued body worn camera was on and recording.

[End of Narrative]