MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A newly surfaced police report reveals Sammie Davis Jr., the man fatally shot by a Macon Police officer outside a Kroger in December, had a run in with Macon Police at the same store in 2010.
Macon Police Officer Clayton Sutton is currently on administrative leave after he shot Davis outside of Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue in December. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now working the case.
In the days following the incident, 41NBC requested Sammie Davis Jr.'s file through the Macon Police Department's Central Records. At the time, officers said that Davis was not in the database.
According to officers with Central Records, this past week, an unidentified man requested the 2010 incident report using the responding officer's name and date. The report was filed as a "demented person" incident at Kroger and because Davis' name was not mentioned in the report until the officer's narrative, it could not be searched.
Macon Police Department spokesperson Jami Gaudet stated that the MPD is no longer commenting on the case at the request of the district attorney's office.
According to the incident report, on July 7, 2010, Macon Police Officer Billy Skinner responded to a call at the Pio Nono Avenue Kroger in response to a disturbance. When he arrived, he observed several Kroger employees restraining Davis. The employees claimed Davis was acting strange, and they were trying to protect customers.
Skinner then restrained Davis until emergency medical services and Davis' family arrived. According to the report, the Davis family told officers that Sammie Davis Jr. suffered from schizophrenia and was not taking medication at the time. Davis was transported to the medical center for evaluation. A Kroger manager was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
In December, 41NBC interviewed Cheryl Davis, Sammie's sister, who denied claims that her brother was mentally ill.
"I don't know if you would call it a mental disability or a handicap," Davis said, "he was withdrawn."