According to police reports, Bainbridge Public Safety encountered a dangerous situation that ended with a convicted felon under arrest last week.
Bainbridge Public Safety responded to Pinecrest Mobile Home Park on Fowlstown Road in Bainbridge in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 9 in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, they found two vehicles parked on the side of the road with no headlights on. Public Safety Officers Hayes, Avery and Richardson made contact with the driver of one car, a 2014 Kia Optima, as well as the car’s passenger. Upon making contact, Officer Hayes smelled the odor of “green marijuana coming from the car”.
The passenger, Louis Ousley, was advised to place his hands on the car, but continued to attempt to reach into his right pocket. When he refused to keep his hands out of his pocket, Public Safety Officers Hayes and Avery “went hands on with Ousley”. As Officer Hayes was wrestling Ousley to the ground, Officer Avery deployed his taser. Unfortunately, this did not stop Mr. Ousley from continuing to resist. At that time, Officer Avery “dry stunned Ousley in the upper right leg”. Ousley stopped resisting arrest, and Officer Richardson was able to then place him in handcuffs.
Upon searching the suspect, officers found a white sack containing “two clear zip lock baggies containing an off white rock substance and a wrapper containing an off white rock substance”. While searching the car, Officer Avery found a .380 caliber pistol under the front seat where Ousley had been sitting.
Once the criminal history background was conducted on Mr. Ousley, it was determined that he was a convicted felon.
Louis Ousley was charged with Possession of a controlled substance (felony), Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (felony), and Obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers (misdemeanor).