Category Archives: Crimewatch

CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

. About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day. The latest each day from the Bartow County Jail.  Reports from the Polk County Jail (weekdays). Updates from Cartersville Police. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips. Floyd County Jail:  4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Name Race Sex Age Cell Block Arrest Date ADAMS, DAVID… Read more

Share Button
GBI: 7 Floyd County Jail inmates — all Ghostface Gangster members — charged with sexually assaulting another inmate.

GBI: 7 Floyd County Jail inmates — all Ghostface Gangster members — charged with sexually assaulting another inmate.

Media release: On Tuesday, Feb. 23, seven Floyd County Jail inmates were charged for physically and sexually assaulting another inmate in the jail in December 2020. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office contacted the GBI to investigate immediately after the incident was reported to them on Dec. 18. All seven are alleged to be members of the… Read more

Share Button
30-year-old man dies after being struck by train Monday evening near Silver Creek.

30-year-old man dies after being struck by train Monday evening near Silver Creek.

A 30-year-old Lindale man has died after being struck by a train Monday evening near Hall Road. Floyd County Deputy Coroner John Hamilton says the victim, now identified as Matthew Jordan Courson, was struck from behind while walking along the tracks and that the death was ruled accidental. He died from blunt force trauma. Floyd… Read more

Share Button
Rome Police continue to seek details on a fatal hit-and-run accident on McLin Street on Jan. 13. How to help.

Rome Police continue to seek details on a fatal hit-and-run accident on McLin Street on Jan. 13. How to help.

  Media release: The Rome Police Department Selective Enforcement Unit seeks  information in reference to a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash that occurred on Jan. 13 on South McLin Street in the early morning. Results from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab report have indicated that paint transfer from the vehicle to victim are indicative… Read more

Share Button
Updated: Police charge Model Middle student, 13, with four counts after replica semi-automatic handgun brought to school on Friday.

Updated: Police charge Model Middle student, 13, with four counts after replica semi-automatic handgun brought to school on Friday.

THE LATEST: Media releaseL Floyd County Police have charged a Model Middle School student with a weapons offense after finding a replica pistol on the child. The investigation occurred before the start of class and there is no indication that students were in danger. The 13-year-old has been charged with disruption of a public school, possession… Read more

Share Button
Paulding County District Attorney faces bribery, other counts in case linked to a Cedartown shoplifting case and one of his employees.

Paulding County District Attorney faces bribery, other counts in case linked to a Cedartown shoplifting case and one of his employees.

Media release: Attorney General Chris Carr announces that the office’s Prosecution Division has indicted Paulding County District Attorney Donald Richard “Dick” Donovan on four felony charges: Bribery, O.C.G.A. § 16-10-2(a)(1); False Swearing, O.C.G.A. § 16-10-71(a) (two counts); and Violation of Oath by Public Officer, O.C.G.A. § 16-10-1. A Paulding County Grand Jury returned the indictment… Read more

Share Button
Remembering Jesus Betancourt, 17. Funeral Mass scheduled for Friday in Cedartown.

Remembering Jesus Betancourt, 17. Funeral Mass scheduled for Friday in Cedartown.

Obituary: Mr. Jesus Betancourt, age 17, of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021. He was born on December 6, 2003 in Rome, Georgia.  He was the son of Roberto and Florentina Betancourt. Mr. Betancourt is survived by his parents; brothers, Roberto Betancourt, Jr. and Ernesto Betancourt; niece, Sofia Betancourt; and nephews, Juson… Read more

Share Button
U.S. Attorney: Cartersville man, who started investment scam as a teen, faces 41 months in prison.

U.S. Attorney: Cartersville man, who started investment scam as a teen, faces 41 months in prison.

  Media release: Kevin Perry of Cartersville, who ran an investment fraud scam that began when he was a teenager and resulted in more than $430,000 in losses to investors, has been sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison. “Perry’s fraud caused unsuspecting investors to lose their hard-earned money,” said Acting U.S.… Read more

Share Button
U.S. Attorney: Former River City Bank loan officer, two others indicted on bank fraud, other federal charges. Updated with comments.

U.S. Attorney: Former River City Bank loan officer, two others indicted on bank fraud, other federal charges. Updated with comments.

Three people have been indicted by federal authorities on bank fraud and other charges. The media release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office is below. We asked River City Bank for a comment, which follows: “River City Bank is not a target of this investigation, is not involved in the alleged unlawful conduct and is pleased… Read more

Share Button
Another truck vs. North Avenue bridge incident Thursday morning off Calhoun Road.

Another truck vs. North Avenue bridge incident Thursday morning off Calhoun Road.

Some delays Thursday morning at Ga. 53 and North Avenue after a truck apparently hit the railroad overpass. Police were on the scene at 8:40 this morning and the Google Map below shows the traffic build-up around 8:50 a.m. Read more

Share Button
Georgia State Patrol: Gwinnett County woman dies following accident on I-75 north of Cass-White Road exit.

Georgia State Patrol: Gwinnett County woman dies following accident on I-75 north of Cass-White Road exit.

  From the Georgia State Patrol: On Feb. 6, at approximately 3:50 p.m., a 2000 Jeep Cherokee was traveling in the left lane of I-75 southbound, just south of mile marker 298.  The driver lost control of the vehicle and left the east side of the roadway. The Jeep then struck a guardrail with its… Read more

Share Button
Charges pending for Aragon man after three injured in 4-vehicle crash on Highway 101 following Georgia State Patrol chase that began in Polk.

Charges pending for Aragon man after three injured in 4-vehicle crash on Highway 101 following Georgia State Patrol chase that began in Polk.

Three injured in 4-vehicle crash along Highway 101 in Floyd County on Friday evening involving a chase by Georgia State Patrol that began in Polk County.  Charges are pending against Jeremiah Hodges, 26, of Aragon. Saturday update from Georgia State Patrol: On Feb. 5, at approximately 7:05 p.m., Vehicle 1 (2018 Chevrolet Malibu) was traveling north… Read more

Share Button
Cartersville man faces two counts of second-degree arson and burglary.

Cartersville man faces two counts of second-degree arson and burglary.

  City of Cartersville media release: On Feb. 4, investigators with the Cartersville Police Department arrested a 20-year-old Cartersville man, Bailey Kent Lusk, on charges of intentionally setting two house fires in town. A joint investigation between Cartersville Fire Department and Cartersville Police Department revealed Mr. Lusk as a suspect in setting house fires on… Read more

Share Button
Brush fire on Ga. 101 near Preacher Smith slowed the commute home Thursday evening.

Brush fire on Ga. 101 near Preacher Smith slowed the commute home Thursday evening.

All clear on Ga. 101   There’s a large brush fire off Ga. 101 northbound between Preacher Smith Road and Isbell Road this evening. Fire crews are on the scene and traffic is being slowed a bit in both directions. Read more

Share Button
Floyd County Police: Missing child has been found inside Pepperell Elementary.

Floyd County Police: Missing child has been found inside Pepperell Elementary.

From Floyd County Police: A fourth grader is no longer missing after being found hiding in the cupboard of a vacant classroom. The child is safe and has been released to family. The boy, age 9, was reported missing by police when staff at Pepperell Elementary School could not locate him. Staff at the school contacted 911 for… Read more

Share Button