NWGA Scanner | March 14th, 2022
According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, at 8:26 PM, Deputy Nicholas attempted to perform a traffic stop on Campbell Road and Boone Ford Road after witnessing the 2000 Honda Civic turn south on Baker Road without using a turn signal and at an elevated rate of speed. Deputy Nicholas witnessed the listed vehicle turn left onto Dews Pond Road in the same fashion as before with no turn signal. According to the report, “Deputy Nicholas then witnessed the listed vehicle turn onto Campbell Road again, with no turn signal.” The tag came back to a 2001 Dodge Dakota, red in color. When the deputy activated his flashing blue emergency lights and siren, the vehicle did not stop. According to the report, “Deputy Nicholas witnessed the vehicle turn right on Boon Ford Road without coming to a complete stop, and without using a turn signal. Deputy Nicholas then witnessed the vehicle increase in speed. Deputy Nicholas witnessed the vehicle cross the double yellow and turn onto Owens Road without using a turn signal, in heavy traffic without regard for the other vehicle’s safety, causing them to slow down in an attempt to not be hit the vehicle. Deputy Nicholas followed the vehicle down Owens Road and witnessed it cross the double yellow multiple times drive on the opposite side of the roadway. The vehicle then turned left onto Foster Lusk without stopping at the stop sign or using a turn signal.” The vehicle then went to the address of 219 Heinz Road, where it drove through the yard, and the occupants bailed out running on foot. Deputies located a Drivers’s license in the vehicle belonging to Rodney Joe Oliver, 38 of 219 Heinz Road, Calhoun. Other units and K9 arrived on the scene and started to search. According to the report, “Dispatch called and stated there was a female subject knocking on doors at houses close by. Sgt Childers went further than the last advised address and was able to locate the female at a house near Foster Lusk Road and took her into custody.” The female identified as Ashley Brooke Bennette, 25, of Adairsville. Bennette had multiple superficial cuts on her arms that Deputy Nicholas witnessed, and she was breathing hard from running. Bennette had a bag containing methamphetamine. Also found on her person with the other bag was an empty clear bag and one clear white glass smoking device containing a burnt leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Deputies reached the vehicle and found marijuana, baggies of meth, scales, eighteen clear/purple bags, and one syringe. According to a separate incident report, On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022, at 7:29 AM, Deputy Ochoa was patrolling the area of Foster Road and Heinz Road in reference to a previous chase where Rodney Oliver fled from deputies on foot. According to the report, “Deputy Ochoa observed Oliver wearing dark clothing on Foster Lusk, walking towards Heinz Road. Deputy Ochoa stepped out of his patrol car and tried to speak to Oliver. Mr. Oliver turned around once and looked at Deputy Ochoa. Mr. Oliver then took off running, jumped a barb wire fence, and ran away on a pasture off of Foster Lusk Road. Deputy Ochoa then yelled at Mr. Oliver to stop, but he did not. Deputy Ochoa told the 911 dispatcher that he was in a foot chase with Oliver. K-9 Sergeant Powell arrived on the scene to assist Deputy Ochoa. Deputy Ochoa showed Sergeant Powell the last location where he saw Mr. Oliver. The deputy then deployed his K-9. During the search Deputy Ochoa observed Oliver running near the wood line. Deputy Ochoa then ran and jumped over the barb wire fence in order to apprehend Mr. Oliver. As Deputy Ochoa jumped the fence, he cut his hand and fell to the ground. The deputy quickly got back up and gave chase. According to the report, The deputy took Oliver to gunpoint and gave verbal commands. Deputy Ochoa was then able to take Oliver into custody after giving him several commands. Oliver was transported to the Gordon County Jail, charged with felony fleeing, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, acquiring license plate to conceal, driving on a suspended tag, failure to stop at stop sign x2, improper lane change, possession of marijuana less than 1 oz, drug-related objects, and possession of methamphetamine.