Ashley Carter

Carter, Ashley Marie

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Criminal Trespass, Damage Of $500 Or Less

Willful Obstruction Of Law Officers, Misd

Officer’s Narrative:
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On May 13, 2022 at approximately 2113 hours Deputy Center was dispatched to 2809 Chattanooga Rd, Mapco store #3641, in reference to a disturbance.

Ms. [WITNESS #1] called the Whitfield County dispatch to report a female not leaving the property. The CAD stated the female was a white female wearing a blue shirt, jeans, and barefoot. Deputy Center located a female matching this description outside of the store.

Deputy Center approached this female, later identified as Ms. Ashley Carter, to investigate the situation. Deputy Center asked Ms. Carter why she was not leaving when the store employees asked her to leave. Ms. Carter stated they told to her “not stay there too long”.

Deputy Center proceeded to ask Ms. Carter for her name. Ms. Carter stated “Ashley” but Deputy Center was unable to understand her last name. Deputy Center explained to Ms. Carter that she cannot be on the property if an employee asked her to leave.

Deputy Center tried to provide Ms. Carter a pen and paper and told her to write down her name and date of birth. Ms. Carter replied “Okay, I’m not finna do that.” Deputy Center advised Ms. Carter that if she did not then she would be arrested for not identifying herself during a crime.

Deputy Center asked again multiple times for Ms. Carters name but Ms. Carter did not answer the question. Ms. Carter ignored Deputy Center’s question and asked what does she need to do. Deputy Center stated “kick rocks, get to walking.”

Deputy Center then asked for Ms. Carter’s last name multiple times and gave his last name when Ms. Carter asked for it. Ms. Carter got very offended and stated “we’re not having no more conversation” and that she was going to go inside of the store.

Deputy Center told her that she could not go back in the store and asked for Ms. Carter’s last name multiple more times. Ms. Carter then stood up and started to walk toward the store entrance. Deputy Center grabbed Ms. Carter’s right arm with his left hand. Ms. Carter turned around and stated “bruh don’t touch me.”

Deputy Center then pulled out his handcuffs and told Ms. Carter to turn around. Ms. Carter refused to turn around. Deputy Center proceeded to put the handcuffs on Ms. Carter and advised her she was being arrested for criminal trespass. Deputy Center checked the handcuffs for proper fit and double locked them. Deputy Center escorted Ms. Carter to his patrol car and placed her in the backseat.

Ms. Carter requested another Deputy to come out. Deputy Center asked Lt. Gibson to be enroute. Lt. Gibson arrived at approximately 2137 hours.

Deputy Center went inside the store to speak to the clerks. Ms. [WITNESS #1] stated her coworker was the person whom told Ms. Carter to leave within 15 minutes or the police would be called. Ms. [WITNESS #1] stated she went outside approximately 10-15 minutes after Ms. Carter was told to leave and seen her still sitting there so she called the police.

Ms. [WITNESS #2] stated she saw Ms. Carter near the employees vehicles and felt it looked suspicious. Ms. [WITNESS #2] told Ms. Carter she needed to leave within 15 minutes or the police would be called. Ms. [WITNESS #2] stated she told Ms. Carter to leave within 15 minutes 5 to 6 times during the conversation.

Ms. Carter was transported to the Whitfield County Jail and charge with O.C.G.A. 16-7-21 Criminal Trespass and O.C.G.A. Obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers on warrantless arrest #65657. Ms. Carter was turned over to booking staff without further incident.