NWGA Scanner | March 23rd, 2021

Loitering behind Summerville gas station leads to foot pursuit and felony drug charges for Dalton man

According to a press release from the Summerville Police Department, on March 20th, 2021, Summerville Police Sergeant David Westbrooks and Officer Thomas Sainthill encountered a suspicious male who was loitering at the back of the Circle K Store located on Commerce Street. The male was also carrying a backpack. Upon speaking with the male about the reason he was loitering at the back of the store, the male fled on foot, and a chase ensued. The male ran into a tall fence behind the store, and after several attempts to climb the fence, he was unsuccessful. The male was given verbal commands to stop, and he refused to comply. Officers then deployed a taser to stop the resisting male and placed him into custody. The male had thrown his backpack over the fence and was located by Officers. The male also discarded two cigarette packs during the chase. Inside the backpack, Officers located approximately 2 pounds of suspected marijuana with weighting and packaging materials. Inside one of the cigarette packs, Officers found 2 grams of suspected methamphetamine. The male also had over $800 in U.S. Currency.
While at the Chattooga County jail, he was found to be in possession of more suspected marijuana.
Brandon Devon Aaron Ball (25) of Dalton, GA, was charged with:
Possession of Marijuana over one ounce
Possession of MJ with Intent to Distribute
Possession of MJ with Intent w/in 1000 ft of a housing project
Possession of Methamphetamine
Crossing the guard line with drugs
Giving false name and date of birth to LE
Loitering and Prowling
Obstruction of Officers