NWGA Scanner | May 12th, 2022

Catoosa County deputy checking on suspicious vehicle finds wanted felon in possession of loaded gun and drugs

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On April, 27th, 2022, at 3:20 AM, Corporal Thomas was on patrol traveling south on Pine Grove Road. According to the report, “When he drove by the Rock Fitness building, he saw a dark-colored pickup truck parked in the parking lot. As CPL Thomas drove by, he activated his scene and alley lights on his lightbar and saw that there were two men sitting in the truck. Knowing the business was closed at this hour and that nobody should be there, CPL Thomas turned around and went back to make contact with the subjects.” When the deputy returned, he noticed the passenger was no longer there. The occupant in the driver seat, identified as Kevin Wayne Goss, 50, of Chickamauga, Ga., stated when the passenger saw CPL Thomas, he took off running but didn’t know why. When asked for his name, Kevin said he didn’t know it. When asked what they were doing on the premises sitting in a blacked-out truck, he said he was giving the passenger a ride and they were supposed to meet a friend there. Kevin was provided his GA ID card, and it returned as suspended and with an outstanding felony warrant through Walker County. According to the report, The deputy asked Kevin if he had driven to the gym, but he said he didn’t “want to incriminate himself”. During a search of Kevin and the truck, the deputy located meth, weed, oxycodone, Alprazolam, and a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun within reach of Kevin. Kevin was confirmed to be a convicted felon and was on felony probation. The whole being booked into the Catoosa County Jail, Jail Officer Brumlow found a small baggie hidden in Kevin’s mouth and retrieved it. Kevin was charged with loitering and prowling, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of meth, possession of scheduled IV, possession of schedule I, and crossing guard lines with drugs felony.