A man wanted for violating the terms of his probation picked up an additional charge after lying to police about his identity.
A deputy with the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office contacted Winder Police to advise that Michael Paul Dunn, 26, of 181 East Broad Street in Winder, was wanted for probation violation. The deputy provided police with a description of the suspect and said he was believed to be living inside the city limits.
Police went to the apartment where Dunn was reportedly staying and asked the tenant if Dunn was present. The woman said the only other person in the apartment was a man she knew only as Rico. The woman said she did not know Rico very well but allowed him to move in with her two days prior because he needed a place to live. The officers asked permission to look around the apartment and the woman consented.
While looking through the residence, one of the officers saw a man fitting Dunn’s description trying to hide behind a door. The officer ordered the man to step away from the door and asked for his name. Dunn gave the name Mark Dunn. He later told the officer his name was Anthony Dunn. When asked for his date of birth, he said “October.” Dunn was unable to provide the officer with the day or year of his birth.
The officer once again asked Dunn for his name and Dunn replied Anthony Mark Dunn before changing his answer to Mark Anthony Dunn.
Dunn asked the officer if he could retrieve his wallet, but then said he had left it at a friend’s house. The officer asked if Dunn’s identification was inside the wallet and he said it was. Another officer located the wallet and found it contained an identification card issued to Michael Paul Dunn.
When confronted with his true identification, Dunn became angry and said the officer should not have looked in his wallet.
When officers attempted to verify that Dunn had an outstanding warrant for probation violation, they learned that Dunn had no valid arrest warrants. The officer then explained to Dunn that he was being placed under arrest anyway for giving a false name and date of birth to a law enforcement officer.
Before leaving the apartment, officers interviewed the man called Rico and determined that he had no idea what had transpired. The other tenant was questioned again and asked why she had lied about Dunn being present. The woman said she thought Dunn left the apartment before police arrived. She then amended her statement and said she “forgot” Dunn was upstairs.
Other recent arrests made by Winder Police include:
•Adam Jacob Hudson, 25, 172 Mystic Lane, Winder, theft by taking.