Brown said that he noticed the bruises and abrasions on my face when I told him “they” broke my arm. He testified that I identified Ruben Cody as the person who assaulted me. He also testified that one of the employees told him that I had been drinking and that another employee accused me of striking him first, but it is unclear if he identified anyone in particular. He also testified that he did not smell alcohol on my breath, nor did he suspect I was under the influence of any drug or alcohol.
Brown also testified that although he did see others in the area, he didn’t specifically remember seeing anyone grabbing onto any of the Flying J employees, as Tommy Waldner testified to. He did testify that he felt the Flying J employees were “unprofessional” and said he lectured them on their unprofessionalism.
Morrison testified that he interviewed me first. He said it was obvious that I had been assaulted.
He testified that the right side of my face was swollen and I had a large bruise under my right eye, as well as what appeared to be abrasions on my face. He said that my right arm was in a cast or sling.
He also said that he did not smell alcohol on my breath, nor suspected that I had been using drugs. When asked if he would have arrested me if he had, Morrison testified that he wouldn’t have had to, because his Deputies would have placed me under arrest.
Morrison testified that he interviewed the four Flying J employees, and while he did not “Mirandize” me prior to my interview, Morrison testified that he did read the employees their rights prior to their individual interviews.
Morrison testified that he did not observe any injuries on the Flying J employees, nor did they indicate to him that they did have any. He also testified that Carl Goolsby was asked to take a polygraph test. (lie detector)
The Resaca Flying J currently employs off duty Gordon County Sheriffs Deputies as security guards.