NWGA Scanner | August 10th, 2021
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on July 31st, 2021, at approximately 5:45 AM, deputies responded to an address on Westwood Circle in response to a possible burglary in progress. According to the report, “Deputies approached the residence when Deputy Sullivan noticed the front window broken. At that time, the caller started to drive into the driveway when she was stopped by deputy Sullivan. Deputies continued to search around the house when she advised that her two young daughters were still in the house. She stated that she had them on the phone, and they were saying the intruder was in the house. Deputies Sullivan and Brunson then entered the residence through the garage door with a key provided by the victim and announced their presence. Deputies Sullivan and Brunson located the two girls inside the house and told them to go outside, where they went to their mother’s vehicle. After the girls were out, Deputy Sullivan heard a noise but was unsure of its location. At that time, he called over the radio for Deputy Buchanan to join them inside the residence while Deputies Dillard, Carter, and Hill remained outside the house.” Deputies inside the residence continued searching the house when a deputy opened the laundry room door and located the intruder identified as Carlos Adrian Garcia, 20, of Dalton. Deputies instructed Carlos to get onto the ground. Carlos got onto the ground and was handcuffed behind his back. According to the report, “Deputy Brunson stayed with Carlos and Deputies Sullivan, Buchanan, Carter, and Dillard searched the remainder of the house. After clearing the residence, Deputy Sullivan helped Carlos to his feet and placed him into the back of his patrol vehicle. Sgt. Brunson then called the on-call Investigator to respond, and the case was turned over to him. Carlos was booked into the Whitfield County Jail charged with first- and second-degree home invasion with a deadly weapon and criminal attempt to commit a felony.