A man who fled from an officer with the Winder Police Department complained of rib pain after he reportedly jumped a fence during his attempt to get away.
On Feb. 15, the officer stopped the suspect in a vehicle traveling on West Athens Street when he made a right turn onto Horton despite the "No Right Turn" signal being lit signaling a train at the intersection. When the officer asked the suspect for his driver's licence the man said he left it at home. After the officer was unable to pull up the name the driver had given, the suspect said he had just called his fiancee, who would arrive with the ID in 10 minutes. While waiting, the officer observed the suspect kept turning around "like he was extremely nervous."
The officer then asked the suspect to step away from his vehicle and began escorting him to a patrol car.
"While escorting him to my patrol vehicle, he twisted his wrist, causing me to loose grip of his wrist in an attempt to run," the officer wrote in an incident report. "I grabbed the subject by his sweat shirt causing it rip from his body. The subject ran south through the parking lot toward W. Athens and then turned back north as another officer pulled into the parking lot."
Additional officers pursued the suspect through a field near the Best Western and through the parking lot behind the Sunoco before he entered a wooded area.
The officer who performed the initial traffic stop then learned the vehicle the suspect was driving might be stolen. A female had called 911 to report her car had been taken from the parking lot at Ruby Tuesday. When the officer spoke to the complainant, she said she always leaves her keys in her vehicle. When asked if her fiance possibly had her car, the complainant said he was in Commerce but then confirmed he had called her at her work saying he needed her to bring him his ID. The complainant said her fiance did not have permission to take her vehicle.
Officers were able to apprehend the suspect. After receiving medical treatment at Barrow Regional Medical Center for his injuries, Broderick Kiwanice Jones, 25, of 143 Bell Acres Road in Maysville, was transported to the Barrow County Detention Center. He is charged with failure to obey signs or control devices, obstruction or hindering law enforcement, giving false name, address or birth date to law enforcement officers, driving while license suspended or revoked and a felony charge of theft by taking.
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