Dalton man charged with kidnapping his girlfriend after an argument about texting other girls

Freddie Tibbs

A 21-year-old Dalton woman told a Whitfield County deputy that an argument about her boyfriend texting other girls led to him punching her face and pushing her into a dresser.

According to an incident report, Freddie Edward Tibbs, 21, of 164 Primerose Way-4 in Dalton, was charged with battery (family violence), kidnapping, fleeing/attempting to elude police officer, failure to yield, failure to use signal, failure to maintain lane, following too closely, driving too fast for conditions and reckless driving.

According to the report the victim called 911 Thursday night saying she was in a "active physical dispute" with Tibbs.

Deputy James Crawford responded to the scene and was informed by dispatchers that Tibbs was leaving in a 2013 black Dodge Avenger.

"As Deputy Crawford turned on to Silver Circle at the mall (Walnut Square Mall) entrance from Highway 52, a black Avenger was coming from the direction of the domestic call," the report states.

The deputy turned on his blue lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle the report states.

"The Avenger picked up speed as it continued on Silver Circle. At that time Deputy Crawford notified dispatch that he was in a vehicle pursuit," the report states.

According to the report the vehicle picked up speed as it traveled east on Highway 52 and Silver Circle, nearly hitting another car.

Eventually the vehicle turned into the Zaxby's parking lot on Airport Road, hitting a car that was attempting to leave. The Avenger exited the rear of the parking lot and traveled toward Walnut Square Mall, turning right and traveling west bound.

"The offender's (Tibbs) vehicle attempted to turn right at the intersection of Silver Circle to go back to Highway 52," the report states. "The vehicle lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree, bringing the car to a stop."

At that time Tibbs ran from the vehicle in the direction of Silver Circle and Primrose Way. The deputy chased and located him in the woods behind 164 Primrose Way, where he was placed under arrest.

A female exited the vehicle at the time of the crash from the passenger side.

"Her upper lip and cheek were swollen and she has scratches on her chest," the report states.

The victim told Crawford that after Tibbs realized she called 911 he left the residence, then returned and forced her into his car.

Tibbs remained in the Whitfield County jail as of Friday evening.

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