UPDATE: Officer identified, injuries revealed in burglar baton attack

Jam Winslow with the Gwinnett County Police Department. Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department
Jordan Wenslow Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department

Update:

Gwinnett County Police Department identified the officer injured earlier this week while apprehending a burglar. It was Officer Jordan Wenslow a one-year veteran of the police department. GCPD report that Winslow is currently being cared for by his family while recovering from his injuries. He was hired on July 7, 2014 and graduated from the Gwinnett County Police Academy on Dec. 18, 2014

Photos of injuries to Winslow, supplied by Gwinnett County Police Department.

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Initial story

Gwinnett County Police report that a 25-year-old man was arrested and a Gwinnett County Police office injured during an overnight burglary incident.

David Gill. Photo credit: Gwinnett County Police Department
David Gill. Photo credit: Gwinnett County Police Department

According to a press release from Gwinnett County Police Department, David Gill, 25, was booked into Gwinnett County Detention Center after a foot chase and fight with a police officer. The officer from the Gwinnett County East Precinct noticed a man walking down Winder Highway in the Dacula area of Gwinnett County carrying a duffle bag. Officers had responded to a burglary attempt at a nearby business the night before and, with that in mind, the officer approached Gill. He reportedly immediately fled on foot with the officer in pursuit. Once the officer caught up with him, however, a fight ensued and the officer’s baton became dislodged. The suspect was able to grab it and attack the officer, hitting him in the face several times. The officer reportedly became dizzy and had difficulty seeing the suspect. He was, however, able to draw his gun and order the suspect to the ground. According to the report, the suspect complied and was taken into custody.

GCPD report both the officer and suspect were transported to the hospital, where the officer received about 10 staples in his head. He also is believed to have suffered a concussion from being struck in the head. Ge was checked out of Gwinnett Medical Center earlier this morning. The suspect was treated and released for a cut on his hand that he claimed happened earlier.

Video surveillance from the Fast Trip at 2115 Winder Highway that had been burglarized a little while before the confrontation allegedly showed Gill, wearing the same clothes he had on when confronted by the officer, walking across the parking lot of the Fast Trip. He is reportedly seen throwing a rock through the window and using a pipe to clear the glass before climbing in. He allegedly then stole several cartons of cigarettes and lighters before leaving the store.

“After his arrest, the suspect provided a false name and date of birth to police and had several outstanding warrants in other jurisdictions. This case is a clear illustration of the inherent dangers that police officers face while protecting the life and property of the citizens in Gwinnett County,” Cpl. Deon Washington said in the press release. “If a person is willing to offer violence to a police officer in uniform he is a grave danger to the community. The training, perseverance, and teamwork of the officers led to a dangerous person being apprehended.”

Editor’s Note: The GCPD’s East Precinct is located at 2273 Alcovy Road in Dacula. The East Precinct serves a 125-square mile area, which includes the City of Dacula, as well as unincorporated areas of Auburn, Loganville, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, and a portion of Grayson. 

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