NWGA Scanner | April 24th, 2022
According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On April 10th, 2022, at 3:24PM, Officer Sangphim responded as backup to an address on Alexander Avenue Dispatch advised that the complainant stated a white male wearing no shirt and a backpack was walking around his residence and messing with his grill. Officer Carrington spotted the male walking on Maple Road near its intersection with Teat Street and stopped the male. Officer Sangphim observed a white male with no shirt and a backpack stumbling in the grass and picking up a flower from the grass. He then walked up to Officer Carrington and attempted to hand the flower to her. Officer Sangphim reported, “[I] got out and asked the unidentified male if he had any identification (PFC. B. Carrington later informed me that the male had told her his last name was “Scrotum”). He stated he didn’t have I.D. and didn’t know his name. He then stated his name was “The Great I Am”. [I] suspected that the male was under the influence of drugs (no odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person) and gave him a lawful order to put down his cigarette. He complied. [I] asked him to then take off his backpack. He complied. [I] then gave him another lawful order to place his hand behind his back with the intent of detaining the male until [I] could ascertain if he was under the influence of an unknown drug and if the complainant wanted to press charges for criminal trespass. [I] took hold of one of the male’s wrists and attempted to place him into handcuffs. The unidentified male (later identified as Joshua Caleb Schroeder, 25, of Woodstock) then began to stiffen his arms and attempted to muscle his arms back toward his mid-section / waistline. [I] then feared that the male might have a concealed weapon that he was attempting to grab. [I] repeated my command for the male to put his hands behind his back while attempting to pull his arms back behind him, but he refused and bent over, actively resisting arrest. Officer Carrington then took hold of the male’s other arm, and we continued to attempt to place him into handcuffs.” The male continued to actively resist officers before an officer utilized a leg sweep, forcing him to the ground. Joshua then stated, “you are going to have to shoot me”. An officer reported he feared the male may have a concealed weapon and planned to use it offensively against them, given this statement. Officers were eventually able to get him into handcuffs. Joshua was transported to the Floyd County Jail. According to the report, “Upon arrival at the jail, Joshua attempted to head-butt Jail Officer T. Trotter while walking past her (holding the door for us at the time).” The officer observed this and steered Joshua away from OFC. Trotter before he could make any physical contact. Joshua was charged with simple assault, felony obstruction of police, obstruction, pedestrian under the influence, and prowling.