NWGA Scanner | November 20th, 2022

Wanted man threatens to kill deputies during DUI arrest in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On November 6th, 2022, at 3:30 a.m., Sgt Buchanan and Guay arrived at an address on Timberland Drive in reference to a noise complaint. While pulling into the address, the deputies heard a vehicle revving its engine. According to the report, “The deputies found a male in the driver’s seat of a red Nissan truck. The male stated that he was hanging out and was not revving his engine. The male identified himself as Abraham Rios (Date of Birth) 04/16/76. Dispatch could not locate any information for a subject with that name and DOB. Mr. Rios stated that the keys to the vehicle were not in it and that he had not been driving it. Sgt. Guay felt the hood of the vehicle and stated that it was very hot. Sgt Guay asked Mr. Rios if he had been drinking, and he said yes, but he had not been driving. Sgt Buchanan and Guay smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Rios’s breath. They also observed Rios had been slurring his words, his eyes were bloodshot, and both deputies observed that Rios had urinated on himself. Rios’s wife advised he had been driving drunk and was surprised he had not been pulled over due to his level of intoxication. She stated that she gets very scared of Rios when he drinks due to previous incidents. While deputies were trying to solve the issues, Rios’s wife came to the rear door and called him Guillermo, not Abraham. When Sgt. Buchanan questioned them about this, neither Rios nor his wife answered. Deputies were able to find call history and reports from the residence involving Guillermo Rios and Ms. Minjarez. Sgt. Buchanan then ran Mr. Guillermo Rios and found that he had four felony warrants for his arrest. The warrants were then confirmed, and Rios was placed under arrest. According to the report, “Mr. Rios was then transported to the Whitfield County Jail. While en route to the jail, Mr. Rios asked for Sgt Buchanan and Guay’s names. The two provided their names, and Mr. Rios stated that if he was going down, the deputies would go down as well. Mr. Rios cussed at the deputies in English and Spanish. He stated that he would give the deputy’s names to his family when he went to Mexico. They would pay the deputies a visit, and the deputies would then visit Mr. Rios in Mexico. Mr. Rios stated that he would have the deputies found no matter what. Mr. Rios also said that he would kill the deputies when he got out of jail.” Rios was booked into the jail charged with cruelty to children (allow to witness felony/battery/family violence), two counts of misdemeanor failure to appear, battery (family violence), two counts of simple battery (family violence), two counts of terroristic threats and acts, DUI and giving false information to a law officer and by the Dalton Police Department with misdemeanor failure to appear.