DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester’s chief of staff was arrested and charged Oct. 24 for allegedly making false statements to police and saying he was being held against his will, according to a DeKalb County Police report.
Jeffrey Breedlove, 49, was charged arrested at a Budget Inn and Suites on Memorial Drive. Jester did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Jester fired Breedlove on Monday after he failed to show up for work and was booked in jail, according to broadcast partner CBS 46.
According to police report, DeKalb County Police responded to a call at the Budget Inn and Suites on Memorial Drive on Monday after a call came in about a gun on site with a person in trouble.
Officers knocked on the door of the room where the person in trouble call came from and asked for Jeff. A woman who answered the door said there was nobody in the room named Jeff.
Officers then saw a man in a white tank top, his belt unbuckled and barefoot come from the bathroom. He identified himself as Breedlove, according to the report.
Another man was also in the room and Breedlove and officers then asked if there was a gun in the room. Breedlove said the man had a gun and police took possession of it.
An officer pulled Breedlove aside and asked him what was going on. Breedlove at first stated, “I don’t want to get in trouble and I am a very important person,” according to the report. Breedlove told the officer he was the chief of staff to Commissioner Jester and then stated “he uses crack and has a crack habit,” the report states.
“Mr. Breedlove kept repeating, ‘I do not want to get in trouble or incriminate myself,’” states the report.
At no point did Breedlove tell officers he was being held against his will, according to the report.
This story has been updated.