REESE, DAIVYNESHA LATONJULA
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED- MISDEMEANOR
OBSTRUCTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS – MISDEMEANOR
OBSTRUCTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS- FELONY
CRUELTY TO CHILDREN-3RD DEGREE-ALLOW CHILD TO WITNESS FORCIBLE FELONY/BATTERY/FAMILY VIOLENCE
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[NARRATIVE #1 on September 02, 2023]
On September 2nd, 2023, at 2028 hours, I was dispatched to [400 BLOCK] Bussey Avenue about a fight between three people.
Upon arriving, I met with [VICTIM #1], who stated that she and her two sisters were walking to their grandmother’s house on Canary Street from Forest Clary Dr. Two vehicles were coming around the curve on Forest Clary, one being a black Nissan sedan with purple writing, driven by Daivynesha Reese.
[VICTIM #1] stated that Reese stopped, exited her vehicle, and began arguing with her before they began fighting. While they were fighting, Reese eventually got a hold of [VICTIM #1]’ hair and pulled her closer to the vehicle. Once Reese was at the vehicle while still holding on to [VICTIM #1], she began to drive up the road before some of the braided hair had torn away at the scalp.
[VICTIM #1] stated afterward that Reese and the other vehicle sped off and that she and her sisters ran to a friend’s house on Canary Street.
I asked [VICTIM #1] who was present who could verify what she had stated, and she said her sister [WITNESS #1] was present during the incident. I then went and spoke with [WITNESS #1], who confirmed [VICTIM #1]’s story and the time of events.
During the altercation, [VICTIM #1]’ knee had also been scuffed. Pictures of the missing hair and knee have been added to the report.
At this time, I was unable to locate Reese, and a warrant for aggravated assault was sought and approved by Judge Jones. The warrant was entered into GCIC/NCIC.
[End of Narrative]
[NARRATIVE #2 on September 06, 2023]
On Wednesday, September 6th, 2023 at 2323 hours I initiated a traffic stop at the corner of Guss St. and Bussey Ave. on a black Honda Accord with license plate [REDACTED].
The vehicle came to a stop in the driveway of a residence on Bussey Ave. Upon approaching the driver’s side, I made contact with the driver, Daivynesha Reese, who had opened her door as I approached. I informed Reese the reason for the traffic stop was due to her vehicle matching the description of a vehicle from the area of Forest Clary and Salem Rd being a dark in color sedan that had just been seen possibly shooting in the area. As well as she was being stopped for the tag lights on her vehicle not working.
I asked Reese if she had her driver’s license with her to which she stated she did not and advised me that her driver’s license at this time is suspended. I then ask Reese about her son in the back seat being in a car seat that is not properly fastened in the seat nor is her child fastened properly in the car seat. To which Reese stated it was the only car seat that she could get. Once Reese’s son began to cry, she requested if she could pull him out of the seat to keep him calm at which time I stated that would be okay.
I returned back to my vehicle, where I verified through NCIC Reese’s name and date of birth. Which gave a return of an active warrant. I then gave McDuffie County dispatch Reese’s OLN number to confirm the warrant status. After a few moments, McDuffie County dispatch advised that the jail does have a hard copy of the active warrant.
I then returned back to the vehicle where Reese was standing outside at the back end of the vehicle holding her son. Myself and Officer Madden requested that Reese pass her child to a friend that is on the scene because at this time because she would need to be detained. It was at that moment Reese began to be verbally and physically resistant to our commands. Once Officer Madden had placed a handcuff on her left wrist, I had gotten behind Reese to assist Officer Lucas in grabbing the child so that he would not get hurt while Reese began being physically defensive and aggressive.
Once Lucas had the child, I and Officer Madden placed Reese up against the vehicle and was able to get both hands behind her where she was then handcuffed and double locked after checking for proper fit. After a few moments when we explained that she would need to come to my patrol car, Reese was able to slip one hand out of her handcuffs and then attempted to flee. I and Officer Madden grabbed a hold of Reese enduring the physical altercation of Reese attempting to push off and away from the both of us. The decision was made to take Reese to the ground. Reese was brought to the ground where she was then re-handcuffed.
Myself and Officer Lucas assisted Reese back onto her feet and sat her in the back of my patrol car. It was at that time. Reese stated that her left foot was injured. The decision was made to transport Reese to the McDuffie County jail where she could be seen by EMS.
After transporting Reese to the jail, Med 4 arrived on the scene to evaluate Reese. It was at the jail that Reese began stating that she needed to go to the hospital due to her being pregnant and suffering an abdominal injury during her arrest.
McDuffie County Med 4 transported Reese, to Piedmont McDuffie Hospital.
After being cleared from Piedmont McDuffie Hospital Officer Lucas transported Reese back to the McDuffie County jail where she was served her aggravated assault warrant.
Five warrants were sought and granted by Judge Jones for the following.:
Driving on a suspended license second offense.
Cruelty to children third degree.
Seat belt violation for a child restraint.
Obstruction of law enforcement misdemeanor.
Obstruction of law enforcement felony.
Photos of the abrasions on either knee have been added to the report. As well as the injury Reese sustained during her arrest.
[End of Narrative]