According to the incident report, Sims was approached by an officer in the parking lot of the Bartow Motel, 803 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, at approximately 8:15 p.m. On active probation through Bartow County, he consented to a search of his person. The officer then removed a black plastic baggie from the left pocket of Sims’ sweatshirt and observed a white hardened substance in the baggie, which was suspected to be crack cocaine.
Immediately after handing the substance to another officer, Sims began to actively resist arrest by pushing off the patrol car and struggling briefly before breaking free from custody and attempting to flee.
Due to Sims’ active resistance and attempt to flee, the officer stated he deployed his taser in an attempt to apprehend the alleged suspect. After the officers observed Sims tripping over a curb, one of them made contact and escorted him to the ground, at which time Sims continued to offer resistance from arrest by jerking his arms. A “Drive” stun was then applied to Sims’ right shoulder and he complied and placed his hands behind his back.
After taking him into custody, the incident report stated the officers discovered only one of the taser probes made contact with Sims and, since he was wearing a heavy jacket, the probe did not make contact with his body.
Property damaged at Murphy’s USA
The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a driver who allegedly damaged property at Murphy’s USA, 125 Market Place Blvd., Cartersville, Friday at approximately 8:09 p.m.
According to the BCSO incident report, the complainant said he was pumping gas into the store pipeline from the fuel truck, at which time an unknown black female subject drove over the fuel line. He said the female exited her vehicle, walked to the front of it and started laughing. The suspect drove off in a black Suburban before the complainant obtained her tag number and as the clerk exited the cashier area.
The complainant said the subject caused damage to the fuel stump, which belongs to Florida Rock and Tank Lines and Murphy's USA’s copper coupling.
Video footage of the incident was unavailable.