NWGA Scanner | December 13th, 2021

Wanted Silver Creek man arrested for DUI after calling Gordon County 911 on himself

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on Friday, December 3rd, 2021, at approximately 4:00 AM, Deputy Rickett responded to an address on Reeves Station Road in reference to a suspicious vehicle in the yard. Deputy Rickett arrived and advised 911 received a phone call from someone at this address advising there was a suspicious car that had possibly been wrecked in the driveway. Both people stated they did not know who called 911. According to the report, “Deputy Rickett observed a silver Dodge Charger parked in the driveway that appeared to be smoking.” The man advised the deputy that it was his son’s car but had not talked to him recently.” When asked where he was, he did not respond. When the son Austin Lane Jordan, 22, of Silver Creek, was advised deputies were at the residence he then stated, “I’ll shoot them”. Deputy Rickett and Deputy Massingill then advised both parents to go inside the residence and not to exit until they could clear the surrounding area of the home to ensure safety for both parties. According to the report, Deputies went around the corner of the residence and noticed what appeared to be a leg and a light coming from behind a barrel in the yard. Deputy Rickett pointed his department-issued handgun towards the subject hiding behind the barrel. Austin then jumped out from behind the barrel, shining a bright light towards the deputies. According to the report, “Both deputies gave verbal commands to Austin to show them his hands and to drop the light. After multiple verbal commands to drop the light, Austin dropped the light and put his hands up. Austin was then detained by deputies.” Austin advised deputies he showed up at his parent’s house and was scared his father would be mad at him if he woke him up so early, so he called 911 and acted as if he was the owner of the residence. Austin also advised deputies his license was suspended. According to the report, “Deputy Massingill asked Austin how much he had to drink. He then advised two and a half beers, but that was all it took when mixed with his medicine. Deputy Massingill asked Austin if he was safe to drive, and he answered, “no, he did not feel he was safe to drive”. Austin was run through GCIC, and he came back with an outstanding warrant through Gordon County for impersonating a peace officer. Austin was transported to the Gordon County Jail for DUI driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license suspended, and impersonating a peace officer.