Officers Eddie Jimenez and Craig Payton were dispatched to the Gray Fields Apartments at 344 West Avenue in reference to a subject threatening another person. After arriving at the Gray Fields Apartments, the officers spoke with a resident who claimed that Pamela Pounds, 32, shouted at her, using obscenities at the resident’s apartment.
Jimenez went to the second floor to speak with Pounds. The officer found the subject sitting in a lobby chair, still yelling at the complainant. As Jimenez confronted the woman, Pounds reportedly responded, “I don’t talk to policemen. I’m my own sheriff.” She then stood and went to the elevator.
With Jimenez by her side, Pounds rode the elevator to the first floor, where Payton awaited. Both policemen tried to speak with the subject, but Pounds bypassed them, saying that she “doesn’t talk to (obscenity) policemen” as she walked out the front doors.
The officers repeatedly tried to speak with Pounds, following her out of the building. Finally, the policemen placed her under arrest for disorderly conduct. As they took Pounds to the patrol car, she fought the officers.
After she was secured in the car, the officers transported her to Polk Medical Center. Doctors there evaluated Pounds and judged that she was mentally stable.
Jimenez then took Pounds to the Polk County Jail, where she continued to resist officers by refusing to allow jailers to search her. She also refused to divulge her identification data. Police were forced to run a Georgia Crime Information Center tag check to retrieve her identity.
Pounds was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting an officer.