Polk County 911 dispatched the Cedartown officer to Polk Medical Center in reference to the assault that occurred on 4th Street in Cedartown.
According to reports, the victim stated he had been at his mother’s house checking on the property because she was out of town. The victim parked his car in a back alley behind the residence with his girlfriend waiting inside. While the victim was on the property, a white male approached the vehicle, reports said.
Reports described the subject as 6’3”, slender, wearing a red ball cap, a gray t-shirt and blue jeans. Reports stated the suspect was carrying “what appeared to be a walkie-talkie.”
The suspect then began speaking into the walkie-talkie, giving the tag number of the vehicle, reports said. The victim asked the suspect what he was doing, and the suspect identified himself as a law enforcement officer.
According to reports, the suspect then began assaulting the victim and calling him racial slurs. During the assault, the victim fought back and the suspect fled across the back-alley, running east toward 3rd Street. The victim told police that he did not see a vehicle that the assailant may have used.
Police also asked the victim and the witness if they knew whom the suspect was and both stated they had never seen him before.
During the assault, the victim suffered what appeared to be a stab wound on the left side of his back, just below the shoulder blade, reports said. The wound was a smooth cut approximately 2 inches wide. The emergency room nurse said it was a stab wound because the victim had blood in his left lung.
The victim was transported to Floyd Medical Center for further treatment.
Cedartown Police Department Assistant Chief Jamie Newsome stated that police do have a suspect in the case and added that the suspect in question is in no way affiliated with law enforcement.
Update: The Cedartown Police Department made an arrest in this case on May 4. Arrested was Vladimir Pavlovich Utkin, of Cedartown. He was charged with felony aggravated assault.