NWGA Scanner | April 18th, 2021

Dalton man found DUI after beating wife during domestic assault

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on April 12th, 2021, at around 5:19 PM, the Whitfield County 911 center received a call from a woman at Brady Drive stating her husband Jeffery Keith Dunn, 36, of Dalton, had been hitting and beating her in a white four-door Honda Accord. She stated Dunn left towards Tunnel Hill, highly intoxicated with open containers. The 911 center gave a BOLO to Whitfield County. Tunnel Hill Officer Rider located the vehicle in Tunnel Hill and requested a Whitfield County unit handle the call. Deputy Henderson responded and found Dunn to be DUI alcohol with an open container. A deputy responded to Brady Drive to speak with the victim. The deputy noticed right off that she had been beaten. She had visible substantial injuries to her face. Her face was red, eyes red and bruised, chin bruised, a protruding knot in between her eyebrows. Dunn had bleeding, according to the report. The deputy placed Dunn under arrest and took him to Whitfield County Jail. The woman stated a few days ago when they were in Nashville, TN, at a hotel. They left dinner, and Dunn had been drinking. She said as they were in an elevator heading up to the hotel when Dunn struck her in the face. She said that is the bruise on her chin and stated more incidents occurred on the way home this date. During the trip home, she stated several incidents where Dunn, who had been drinking, struck her in the face. She said she almost drove into a ditch and crashed because of it. While talking with the deputy, the victim broke down in emotion stating she was afraid for her children. She said that Dunn continued hitting on her with his hands, and at one point, his fingernails scratched her left eye, possibly reopening a cornea cut. The deputy could see her eyes were bloodshot, bruised, and a cut appearing on her cornea. Dunn was booked into the Whitfield County Jail charged with DUI, open container violation, and battery (family violence).