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Deputies assaulted by man and woman while on domestic call in Whitfield County on Christmas Day

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2021, at around 1:27 AM,, a concerned citizen called the Whitfield County 911 center about a domestic dispute in progress on Dug Gap Road. According to the report, “The caller stated a female was screaming for help and had been fighting for multiple hours. Deputy Warren spoke to the caller via phone. She expressed her concern for the female at the residence stating, “It sounds like he is beating the living **** out of her.” According to the report, “Deputy Warren got close to the address and cut all his lights off. Deputy Warren walked to the house on foot to hear what was happening inside. Deputy Warren listened to a female crying and some muffled voice sounds.” The male, later identified Anthony Dennis Walker, 20, of Summerville, stepped out and opened the back door. Deputy Warren asked him to sit down on the porch. A female later identified Cassidy Rebecca Bradford, 29, of Dalton, came out, appearing to be intoxicated. Anthony stated somebody hurt his lady, and he’s trying to figure out who. According to the report, Cassidy then laid down on the car, slid down to the dirt, and started screaming loud. She crawled towards Anthony, saying he didn’t do anything. According to the report, “At that time, Deputy Haven arrived, and the male took off running. Deputy Warren followed pursuit yelling verbal commands to stop. The male ignored the commands to stop. The male runs behind a trailer and goes towards a thickly wooded area. Deputy Warren attempted to use the taser to stop him. Deputy Warren used two cartridges, and they were unsuccessful. The male tripped on some briers and started running again. The male then tripped again into a lot of briers. This time the male turned and faced Deputy Warren. Deputy Warren sat on him to attempt to arrest him.” A violent struggle ensued between Anthony and the deputy. According to the report, Anthony tried to hit the deputy and push him off. The deputy was able to dodge the attack and stuck Anthony with his fist. According to the report, Cassidy ran up with Deputy Heaven giving chase. She grabbed Deputy Warren, attempting to free Anthony. Cassidy then grabbed Anthony by the neck to jerk him away. The deputies continued to struggle with Cassidy and Anthony while attempting to arrest them both. According to the report, Anthony even head-butted the deputy while violently resisting arrest. Lt. Gibson and Deputy Spivey then arrived and assisted with placing both Cassidy and Anthony into handcuffs. According to the report, “Deputy Warren checked his arms, and his arms were bleeding in multiple locations.” Lt. Gibson, Deputy Haven, and Deputy Corona checked the residence for the unaccompanied children. Anthony was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, charged with felony obstruction of a law officer.