Having responded to a call on the same address about two weeks before, officers noticed that the door and the wooden barricade looked different since then.
After another unit arrived to the scene, police officers entered the front door to clear the residence. As they searched the inside of the residence, they made contact with a black male — later identified as 40-year-old Daniel Dean Williams — who was lying on his side in the downstairs living room.
Williams complied with the orders of showing his hands to officers and rolling to his stomach. He was then placed in handcuffs and transported to police headquarters on Poplar Street.
Police then contacted the owners of the house, who advised that they wished to prosecute. A magistrate judge on call confirmed that Williams would be charged with first-degree burglary.
According to a GPD incident report, Williams repeatedly stated that he didn’t do anything wrong and that he was just trying to sleep. He further stated that he had spent several nights in the house, and no one ever said anything to him.
Williams was taken to Spalding County Jail.