NWGA Scanner | April 26th, 2021

Drunk Dalton man fights and goes belligerent during arrest after getting kicked out of Tenoch Bar

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, on April 11th, 2021, at approximately 3:18 AM, Officer Avila, Officer Johnson, Officer Bell responded to the Tenoch Urban Kitchen & Bar located at 319 North Hamilton Street in reference to a verbal disturbance in progress. Officer Johnson reported, “When [I] arrived on the scene, [I] located the complainant, Luis Antonio Gomez-Gonzalez, 26, of Dalton, standing on the street’s side. As [I] attempted to contact Luis, he walked behind a building, trying to avoid me. [I] then ran behind the building and located Luis squatting down, trying to hide.” Luis explained why he called. Luis stated he was inside the club when an unidentified male approached him. Luis said the male was upset with him because he was dancing with his girlfriend. Luis stated they began to argue and were both kicked out of the Tenoch Nightclub. Luis stated once outside, another male approached him and wanted to fight him said he then called the police. Officer Avila talked with a man involved who stated Luis started the disturbance. The man stated he was trying to go home when Luis told him, “I am going to f**k you up. ” The man stated they began to argue and that they got into a physical fight. Officer Bell talked with an employee who stated Luis had been causing a disturbance all night and was kicked out after attempting to hit a customer with a beer bottle. The employee advised they wanted Luis trespassed from the location. While running Luis’s information, officers learned Luis had an active warrant for failure to appear for a traffic violation through the Dalton City Courts. Officer Bell and Officer Johnson informed Luis he had a warrant and grabbed his arm to place him under arrest. Luis then jerked away from their grip and turned around to face them. Officer Johnson reported, “[I] then wrapped my arms around Luis in an attempt to contain him. Luis then fell to the ground, where we placed handcuffs on him and searched him. Due to Luis falling, he sustained a laceration above his left eye. [I] then notified Hamilton EMS to be en route for treatment of the cut.” While en route in the ambulance, Luis started cursing at the EMTs and officers. While at Hamilton Medical Center, Luis continued to be belligerent with the staff. Luis was then given three shots (undetermined of what type) to have him sedated. Luis then headbutted the handrail and reopened the cut above his left eye. Luis was released from Hamilton Medical Center and transported to the Whitfield County Jail, where he was served his warrant for failure to appear for a traffic violation. While at the jail, Luis became aggressive with the Whitfield County Jailer and was tased twice. Luis was charged with felony obstruction, disorderly conduct, and public drunk.