Police use Taser in suspected drug bust
by Rachel Gray
April 07, 2014 04:00 AM | 2271 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print

KENNESAW — Cobb Police say two men who were on the run from other law enforcement jurisdictions battled with local officers, resulting in one man being shocked with a Taser.

Dustin Tarvin of Monroe and Timothy Williams of Atlanta were arrested March 30 by Cobb Police during the execution of search warrant in a room at the Days Inns of Cobb Place Boulevard, south of Barrett Parkway next to Interstate 75.

At the time of the arrest, Tarvin, who, according to the warrant, appeared under the influence of some substance, reportedly disregarded several verbal commands from officers to stop moving and fled to the bathroom.

Then a flushing toliet was heard, the warrant said. Tarvin also made efforts to stop officers from handcuffing him by “attempting to pull away from officers,” the warrant said. During the struggle, one officer “fell to the ground, striking his elbow on Tarvin’s face,” the warrant said, injuring the officer’s elbow and causing swelling and bruising.

Tarvin was charged with two felony counts of willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

Tarvin was not granted a bond and remains at the Cobb jail, waiting on a hold for Gwinnett County. During the struggle between Tarvin and the officers, Williams reportedly attempted to enter the hotel room, despite demands to stop by Cobb Police. According to the warrant, one officer “had to deploy his Taser to get (Williams) to comply.” Inside the closet of the room was a bag containing a plastic baggy with suspected heroin residue, the warrant said.

Williams, who the room was registered to, faces charges of possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession of marijuana and willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

Williams was not granted a bond. He remains at the Cobb jail waiting to be released to DeKalb County.

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