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.
testified that he interviewed me first. He said it was obvious that I had
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
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.