NWGA Scanner | November 20th, 2022

Drunk 17-year-old threatens to kill deputy after becoming disorderly at kids party in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On November 5th, 2022, at 7:32 PM, Whitfield County Dispatch received a call about Joshua Isaiah Avila-Sandres, 17, 207 Forrest Hill Road, Dalton, yelling and cursing at a small kid’s party at 207 Forrest Hill Road. They also advised that Avila was underage drinking. Deputy Sharpe arrived and observed multiple young children having a party. Deputy Morales also arrived on the scene to assist. According to the report, “A female advised that Mr. Avila had run to go hide his weed. As Deputy Sharpe was speaking to the female, Mr. Avila came back to the party and started yelling and cursing. Deputy went over to where Mr. Avila was to talk to him and see what was going on. As Deputy Sharpe was talking to Mr. Avila, Mr. Avila put his hands in his pocket. Deputy Sharpe advised Mr. Avila to keep his hands out of his pocket. Mr. Avila advised Deputy Sharpe he was not going to tell him what to do. At first, Mr. Avila stated he was not going to be touched by Deputy Sharpe. Mr. Avila went on to say that he was not going to be told what to do and that he was “lit”. Mr. Avila stated he would “drop it on your face” when speaking to Deputy Sharpe.” Avila continued to yell and cuss while being detained. Deputy Sharpe could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage omitting Avila’s breath. Avila’s eyes were bloodshot, and his speech was slurred. According to the report, “Deputy Sharpe transported Mr. Avila to the Whitfield County Jail. On the way to the jail, Mr. Avila was yelling so loud it reached 87 decibels in Deputy Sharpe’s patrol vehicle. Mr. Avila talked about shooting someone on the way to the jail. While Deputy Sharpe was on North Thornton Ave. About Tyler St, Mr. Avila started banging his hand against the divider of the patrol vehicle. Mr. Avila was hitting so hard that Deputy Sharpe thought Mr. Avila was going to break the divider.” While at the jail, Avila threatens to shoot deputies. Avila was charged with disorderly conduct, felony obstructing law enforcement by threats of violence, underage consumption of alcohol, and criminal attempt.