CPD responds to assaults over the weekend, one still at large

Hunter F. Chapman

Photo courtesy of Gordon County Sheriff's Office


A Resaca man was arrested by the Calhoun Police Department on Friday, June 23, after authorities received a call regarding a domestic dispute in progress.

An officer was dispatched to an apartment on Newtown Road in reference to a domestic disturbance that was currently taking place. When the officer arrived at the residence, he met with the complainant, who was also the victim of the incident.

The complainant informed the officer that she and her boyfriend, Hunter F. Chapman, 19, of Resaca, had gotten into a verbal and physical fight. She explained that Chapman shoved her around the apartment during the argument, and that he also slammed her to down on the ground.

The altercation resulted in a knot on the victim’s head, along with marks on her chest and arms and a split bottom lip.

Chapman was arrested for battery FVA. He was placed into custody and transported to the Gordon County Jail for booking.

Additionally, upon entering the apartment, the officer identified a strong odor of marijuana. Two glass marijuana pipes were laying out in plain sight, with marijuana residue still visible inside of them. However, the amount of marijuana was too small to test.

The pipes were collected for destruction. Both pipes and a grinder were destroyed at the Calhoun Police Department.


Also over the weekend, a warrant was issued for the arrest of a Dornell Robert Redmond, age 37, of Dalton, on a charge of aggravated assault after a dispute on Court Street turned hostile Saturday evening, June 24.

An officer from the Calhoun Police Department responded to an altercation that occurred in front of First Corinth Christian Church on Court Street. Upon arrival to the complainant’s residence on Neal Street, the officer was informed by the complainant, who was also the victim, that he was in an argument with the suspect at an earlier time, but the suspect had left.

The victim shared that he and his girlfriend went for a drive around the block, when they saw the suspect at the Court Street location. According to the victim, the suspect began trying to fight him and said that the victim would “have to see him” (as in fight him).

The victim added that he got out of his vehicle, and the suspect grabbed a machete out of the trunk of his vehicle.

The suspect has not been apprehended by police at press time.