A man who was smashing the car of his ex with a knife and a hammer needed not one, but two Tasings to be subdued by law officers on Sunday, according to reports.
A Dalton Police Department officer used his Taser to bring Jerry Lamar Beasley, 45, of Liberty Drive in Dalton, into custody, and deputies at the Whitfield County jail gave him another jolt when he became belligerent while in a padded cell, according to an incident report.
Officers were responding to a report of a male damaging a car at an apartment complex on Parkside Place, the report states. Beasley was seen in the area on foot carrying “something” in his hand. When the officer pulled his vehicle closer to Beasley, the report said he jumped into the woods off of Water Street to get away.
The officer cornered Beasley in the woods and when he would not show the officer his hands or comply with his orders, the officer discharged his Taser, sending Beasley to the ground. He was taken to the Whitfield County jail and charged with aggravated stalking, criminal damage to property, violation of a family violence order, loitering/prowling and pedestrian under the influence of alcohol. He was also charged with felony theft of services and felony theft by taking on two other pre-existing warrants for his arrest.
While at the county jail, Beasley had to be moved from his holding cell twice — once to “get him away from another inmate” — and a second time when he started beating on the walls and benches of the second cell, the report states. According to the report, he was placed in a padded cell and continued to beat on the door with a shoe. When deputies went to take the shoe away, Beasley wouldn’t back away from the door, wouldn’t obey commands and continued to yell and flip off the deputies.
Finally, a second Taser use was needed to get the shoe away from Beasley, according to the report.
Beasley was still being held in the county jail without bond and is expected in Superior Court on Friday.