Polk Police: Arrests made in Hit & Run Case

May 5th, 2022 – 1:10 PM

Polk County Police Department Press Release –

Polk Police Arrest Christian Dakota Sheriff

On May 4 at 11:39 PM Polk Police officers with B Shift of the Uniformed Patrol Division executed a warrant attempt on an address on Hampton Road.

Officers with B Shift ultimately arrested two subjects from this address in connection with the Hit & Run on Morgan Valley Road. Mr. Sheriff barricaded himself in a room at the residence but was ultimately taken into custody without incident by Patrol Officers.

Mr. Sheriff was the alleged driver of the vehicle involved in the Hit & Run.

Billie Jean Swindell Mugshot

The vehicle was recovered on Joe Rowell Road (Haralson County) the day after the Hit & Run. Mrs. Swindell was the owner of the vehicle and attempted to report her car as being stolen.

This case was handled by the Criminal Investigations Division, which worked quickly and efficiently to bring this case to a resolution.

Christian Dakota Sheriff was charged with:
– Serious Injury by Vehicle (F)
– Striking a Fixed Object (M)
– Failure to Maintain Lane (M) (x2 counts)
– Hit and Run (F) (x2 counts)
– Obstructing / Hindering Law Enforcement (M)

Billie Jean Swindell was charged with:
– Aiding Escape (F)
– False Report of a Crime (M)

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