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Torrey Thurman

Thurman, Torrey Michael

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[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 November 23, 2022 at approximately 1000 hours, I was traveling eastbound on GA 38 near Lowe’s. I was in the inside lane of travel. I observed a black Ford Mustang (NC tag: [REDACTED]) traveling westbound on GA 38, in the outside lane of travel, approach my location at a high rate of speed. Speed verified by Radar #RP38370 at 64 mph in a posted 45 mph zone. The vehicle changed to the inside lane of travel during this time. I made a u-turn after the vehicle passed me, and proceeded after the vehicle with my emergency lights and siren activated.

I observed the driver of the vehicle change from the inside lane of travel to the right turning lane on GA 38 to Veterans Pkwy. The driver made a right turn onto Veterans Pkwy and then a quick right turn into the parking lot of Lowe’s. He then made a right turn down the first aisle he came to, and stopped in a parking space near the end of the row. I made a right turn down the second aisle and stopped my patrol vehicle facing him on his driver’s side. I could not see the driver in the vehicle due to the dark window tint.

Upon approaching the vehicle, I requested a driver’s license from the driver. I explained the reason for the traffic stop to the driver and spoke with him about attempting to flee from me. He denied attempting to get away from me. He stated he was doing Door Dash and I advised him that had nothing to do with him attempting to get away from me. He presented his driver’s license and I returned to my patrol vehicle to retrieve my tint meter.

I returned to the driver’s window and placed my tint meter on the driver’s window with a reading of 4%. I had the driver, identified as Mr. Thurman, exit the vehicle.

Mr. Thurman was placed under arrest (in double locked handcuffs which were checked for fit) for window tint violation. He was searched incident to arrest and nothing was found. He was placed in the rear seat of my patrol vehicle for transport. He was not seat belted in due to his size. The rear seat of my patrol vehicle was searched after my last transport, and nothing was found. The vehicle was released on scene to Mr. [REDACTED] who was called to the scene.

Mr. Thurman was transported to the Liberty County Detention Center for further processing. I searched the rear seat of my patrol vehicle after transport, and nothing was found. Mr. Thurman was cited for speeding and window tint violation.

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