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Drunk Rocky Face man assaults, kicks, and spits on deputies while violently resisting arrest

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s office incident, on Thursday, January 28th, 2021, at approximately 9:01 AM, hours a Deputy responded to an address on Mt. Vernon Road in reference to making contact with a Hunter Ryan Wilson, 21 of Rocky Face, for Dalton Police Department to be taken into custody. When the deputy made contact with Wilson, he came rushing out of his front door irate, holding a Jagermeister liquor bottle. Wilson began cussing at the deputy before quickly returning into his residence, failing to comply with the deputy. The deputy returned to his patrol vehicle taking cover behind the vehicle with concern Wilson may return with a weapon. Wilson then came outside again, continuing to be hostile, stating he was going to kill his girlfriend and another male. Wilson was screaming, cursing, being verbally aggressive, and approaching the deputy in a hasty manner several times. An odor of alcoholic beverage could be smelled from approximately 10 feet away emitting from Wilson’s person. The deputy pleaded with Wilson to drop the liquor bottle in fear he would use it as a weapon. The deputy reported he felt in fear for his safety several times as Wilson advanced aggressively toward him. He drew his taser several times, begging Wilson to drop the bottle and talk with him about why he was so upset. Several deputies responded to assist. After several minutes of attempting to verbally de-escalate the situation, the deputy felt the scene to becoming unstable and requested responding units to step up their response to emergency traffic. Wilson then began to calm down slightly, dropping the bottle and asking to be taken to jail. While Wilson was being arrested, he became physically resistant. The deputy physically assisted Wilson to the prone position until responding units could arrive to assist. Upon the arrival of deputies, all units attempted to place Wilson into a patrol vehicle. Wilson spat in a deputy’s face and then began kicking the deputies. After securing Wilson into the patrol vehicle, he began kicking the door, so violently it began to bow and separate from the body of the vehicle with every strike. While being transporting, Wilson continued screaming and cursing, as well as banging his head off of the plexiglass partition between the front and second-row seating. At the jail, Wilson again became resistant and combative with the jail staff. Wilson had to be placed into the padded cell. Wilson was charged with simple battery against a police officer, terroristic threats and acts, disorderly conduct, and obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers.