NWGA Scanner | May 13th, 2021
According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on Monday, April 26th, 2021, at around 1:56 AM, Deputy D.J. Payne responded to the area of Georgia Highway 53 and Switch Connector Road in reference to a truck that was stopped in the turn lane and had been there for at least five minutes. While Deputy Payne was en route, the Advent Gordon EMS arrived on the scene. They advised when they were attempting to check on the driver of the vehicle, Daniel Allen Schall, 32, of Calhoun, drove away on Georgia Highway 53 on the wrong side of the road. According to the report, “Deputy Payne then located Schall on Georgia Highway 53 at Miller Ferry Road and observed him drive on the wrong side of the roadway, in the Westbound lane, while Mr. Sshall was traveling eastbound. Floyd County Police Department Officer Nathan Sangphim was traveling westbound on Georgia Highway 53 at Miller Ferry Road when Mr. Schall nearly struck his marked, Floyd County Police Department, patrol vehicle head-on.” Officer Sangphim conducted a traffic stop on the 2013 silver Nissan Titan. While Deputy Payne asked Mr. Schall if he had been drinking tonight and he replied that he had. According to the report, “Deputy Payne then asked how much he had drunk, and he first replied two beers, then he stated he had three beers.” While Officer Sangphim was searching Schall after getting his permission, he kept trying to reach into his left front pocket. Schall was advised multiple times to keep his hands on his head. Two bags of suspected methamphetamine and one bag of suspected marijuana were then located on him. Officers and deputies attempted to take Schall into custody when he began to resist arrest being placed under arrest. Deputy Payne, Officer Sangphim, and Sergeant Flippen then took Schall to the ground in an attempt to place him under arrest. Floyd County Police Department Officer Dollar and Officer arrived on the scene and assisted. According to the report, “Schall was still resisting arrest at this point, by not giving us his hands so he could be handcuffed, so Deputy Payne drew and turned on his department-issued taser. Deputy Payne placed it on Mr. Schall’s back and instructed Mr. Schall to give us his hands or he would be tased.” Schall then complied and was placed under arrest. Advent Gordon EMS was called to the scene to evaluate Scahll, who then had a seizure. While Schall was in Deputy Payne’s patrol car, he began to hit his head on the inside of the driver’s rear door. Scahll did not follow any commands to stop and continued to do it. Schall began to kick the driver rear window and kicked out the driver rear window of Deputy Payne’s patrol car. According to the report, “When Schall did this, he suffered multiple lacerations to his legs. Advent Gordon EMS responded to the scene where he was transported to Advent Gordon Hospital. Schall was eventually booked into the Gordon County Jail charged with interference with government property, marijuana-possess less than 1 oz., no proof of insurance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, probation violation, trafficking in methamphetamine, vehicles to drive on right side of roadway, and willful obstruction of law enforcement officers.