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Caleb Romine

Name:
Romine, Caleb Andrew

Date of Booking:
12/02/2022

Reason(s) For Booking:
Cruelty to Children 3rd Degree or 3rd subsequent offense

Reckless Conduct

Battery- Family Violence (1st offense) MISD

Battery

Criminal Damage to Property 1st (Private Property)

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.]


[NARRATIVE #1 on November 29, 2022]

On 11/29/2022 at 1637 hours I responded to [600 BLOCK] James St lot [REDACTED] in reference to a disturbance involving a busted car window and pepper spray being used.

Upon arrival I made contact with the victim [VICTIM #1] who was crying, screaming and in visible pain in the yard. I also made contact with the victim [VICTIM #2] who had her left eye closed and was also in visible pain. I observed the back windshield of a vehicle busted behind them. I immediately advised both victims that we would need to go inside to a water source to decontaminate them from the pepper spray.

Once inside the victim [VICTIM #1] was very distraught and in a lot of pain. I observed a large amount of a thick liquid in the victim [VICTIM #1]’s hair. While attempting to help the victim [VICTIM #1] decontaminate, I began to feel the effects of the pepper spray and had to retreat outside for a few moments to catch my breath. The victim [VICTIM #2] also came inside and I helped her decontaminate as well, but she did not have as much pepper spray on her as [VICTIM #1] did.

During this, I had deputy Dooley #63 stay outside with the listed juvenile victims. Memorial medic 11 arrived on scene, where the victims refused treatment and the victim [VICTIM #1] refused treatment for the juvenile victim’s (her children). Once decontaminated as much as possible, I spoke with both victims separately.

The victim [VICTIM #1] stated the suspect CR and her had just broke up and he was supposed to be coming to get his property. The victim [VICTIM #1] stated when the suspect CR arrived, he was in the suspect JM’s 2019 grey Hyuandai Kona as a passenger, with the suspect JM driving and the suspect DW in the passenger seat.

The victim [VICTIM #1] stated the suspect DW was getting CR’s property from outside the residence when the suspect CR exited the vehicle and threw a large cinderblock into her 2012 silver Ford focus back windshield. The victm [VICTIM #1] stated the listed juvenile victims were strapped in the vehicle due to them about to leave the residence and that pieces of the cinderblock and glass had went everywhere including on them.

I observed both car seats to be full of glass. Both juvenile victims were thankfully uninjured. The victim [VICTIM #1] stated that she knew that the suspect CR would flee from law enforcement like he always does and she attempted to grab him while calling 911. The victim [VICTIM #1] stated the suspect CR then grabbed a can of pepper spray and began spraying it on the victim [VICTIM #1] and on the victim [VICTIM #2].

The victim [VICTIM #1] stated the suspects then fled the scene, laughing at their pain. I spoke with the victim [VICTIM #2] who stated the same story that the victim [VICTIM #1] had stated. The victim [VICTIM #2] stated that the cinderblock had been brought to the residence in the vehicle with the suspects CR, JM and DW.

The victim [VICTIM #1] stated it would cost around $500 to fix the vehicle’s back windshield. The area was checked for the vehicle and suspects with negative contact. Photos will be attached. Due to the chaos, no photos were taken of the victim’s faces during the effects of the pepper spray. Both victims were provided their case number and a victim’s bill of rights form.

I am applying for warrants on the suspect CR for simple battery for pepper spraying the victim [VICTIM #2], simple battery (FVA) for pepper spraying the victim [VICTIM #1] who he was living with, reckless conduct for endangering everyone’s safety on scene with both the cinderblock and pepper spray, cruelty to children (3rd) (x2) due to allowing the juveniles to witness the disturbance and criminal damage to property in the 1st degree for the back windshield cost being $500 and the damage endangering human life when it was caused.

I am applying for warrants for the suspects JM and DW for conspiracy to commit a felony (criminal damage to property 1st degree) due to both suspects getting into the vehicle and bringing the suspect CR to the residence with the cinderblock and they should have known that the cinderblock was to cause damage, endanger life or injury someone.

[End of Narrative]

[NARRATIVE #2 on November 29, 2022]

On the listed date and time I was dispatched to the listed location in reference to a warrant. Upon my arrival DTF already had the suspect in custody. I placed the suspect in handcuffs. The cuffs were checked for fit and double locked. I checked my back seat before and after transport and nothing was located. I transported the suspect to the Walker County Jail where he was turned over to jail staff.

Warrant W22120021, 22120022, 22120023, 22120024, and 22120025 were executed at the jail.

[End of Narrative]