Police: Woodstock man kicked out rear window of N. Fulton patrol car

Bernard Devon Hall was booked at the Fulton County Jail on June 6.

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Bernard Devon Hall was booked at the Fulton County Jail on June 6.

A Woodstock man told police he was going to “break the glass no matter what” after being placed in the back of a Sandy Springs police cruiser on Tuesday.

And then he did.

Police arrested Bernard Devon Hall, 29, for disorderly conduct, but he screamed, kicked and yelled at police officers while they tried to detain him and put him in the back of a patrol car. Eventually, Hall broke free of ankle restraints and kicked the back windshield, shattering it, police said.

Hall is facing felony charges of interference with government property, terroristic threats and willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by uses of threats or violence. He is also being charged with two misdemeanors, disorderly conduct and affray.

Police said they responded to a call at Sandalwood Drive in Sandy Springs at about 1:30 in the afternoon on June 6 and met with a boy who said his twin brother and friend were attacked by a man named “New York.” The police then found “New York” who was later identified as Hall.

The boys told police they were at a friend’s house when Hall showed up and was extremely intoxicated. When they tried to leave, Hall attacked one of them and chased the others down the street. The boys refused to press charges.

According to a police report, Hall was extremely hostile when police approached him, he had glassy eyes and a strong smell of alcohol coming from his body. Police told Hall to sit down, but Hall got in an officer’s face, so police detained him.

One officer attempted to put Hall in the back of a patrol car, but he began to yell, scream and threatened two officers on the scene.

Officers were able to get Hall into the car, but he continued to yell and began kicking the door, ceiling, window bars and threatened to spit on police, police said. According to the report, Hall told police he "was going to make going to jail as hard as possible for (police).”

Police then pulled Hall out of the car and placed leg restraints and a spit mask on him. Police placed Hall back in the car, but he broke free of the leg restraints and kicked out the rear windshield, police said.

Hall received treatment at the scene and at Northside Hospital for injuries from the broken glass and was then taken to the Fulton County Jail on Rice Street. Court records show he is still being held at the jail on a $32,500 bond.

While he was receiving treatment at the scene, Hall told police — according to their report — that he knew all four of the officers names and that he would kill them and their families when he got out of jail.

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Channel 2's Mike Petchenik reports.