NWGA Scanner | September 1st, 2022

Suspicious person call in Floyd County lands Tennessee man in jail on DUI and drug charges

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On August 21st, 2022, at 12:01 AM, Officer Bleecker was dispatched to a call of a suspicious person located at 7130 New Calhoun Highway just off of GA 53 at the Hi-Tech gas station. Officer Quijada and Officer Stanfield also responded to assist. Officer Bleecker reported, “[I] was advised that the subject was sitting inside his vehicle and was possibly asleep or passed out. When [I] arrived on the scene, [I] observed a red GMC pickup truck parked outside the store on the East side of the building, and the front driver’s door was wide open. I noticed a man was sitting in the driver’s seat, facing out of the vehicle while slumped over and partially leaning outside the vehicle. The truck was still running at this time. [I] got out of my patrol car and approached the man on foot, and he did not stir until [I] was standing directly in front of him and spoke to him. He suddenly came to and looked confused. [I] told him who I was and asked him if he was okay. He replied that he was sleeping. [I] asked him if he usually sleeps in his car with the door wide open and the truck running.” The driver, identified as Jesus Sigala-siganm, 56, of Murfreesboro, TN, admitted that he did not have a license at all. The officer observed the man’s eyes were foggy and appeared to have a yellow hue to them. As Jesus left the vehicle and stepped to the rear, in plain sight was a pipe with burned residue inside it resting on the center console. Officers also located a large amount of crack cocaine, a scale, a large grocery bag with a large amount of marijuana inside, a half-empty bottle of Tequila, and a Mexico ID card. Jesus showed to have a revoked Tennessee license since 2006. Officer Stanfield assisted with conducting Standard Field Sobriety Tests and observed Jesus showed several signs of impairment. Jesus was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to the state testing of his blood. Jesus was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with possession and use of drug-related objects, driving while license suspended or revoked, driving under the influence of multiple substances, purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution, or sale of marijuana, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, open container violation, and purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution, or sale of marijuana.