Category Archives: Crimewatch

Updates: Police find vehicle, driver sought in shooting investigation; still seek any video from the Cotton Block scene.

Updates: Police find vehicle, driver sought in shooting investigation; still seek any video from the Cotton Block scene.

  1:30 p.m. update: There were two people shot in this case. Police found one man shot at Grover and Nixon. That victim has since been identified as the homicide,  James Edward Parks. The second man, found on Broad Street, remains hospitalized. Noon update: “We have located the driver and the vehicle . . .… Read more

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GOT ‘EM! Escapes suspected of killing two prison guards caught in Tennessee after chase.

GOT ‘EM! Escapes suspected of killing two prison guards caught in Tennessee after chase.

Gov. Nathan Deal and multiple news agencies are confirming the two men wanted in the murders of two prison guards in Putnam County have been captured near Shelbeville, Tenn. Deal, using Twitter, stated, “CAPTURED. Fugitives in custody following car chase in TN. More info will be forthcoming.” The Associated Press reports that the suspects were… Read more

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Loudermilk, who was at the baseball field as shots rang out, wants Congess to let lawmakers carry weapons.

Loudermilk, who was at the baseball field as shots rang out, wants Congess to let lawmakers carry weapons.

U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, who was on the baseball field practice with his congressional team when the shooting began Wednesday morning, wants Congress to allow lawmakers to carry weapons to defend themselves — especially  if they’re already permitted to do so in their home states. THURSDAY UPDATE According to The Washington Post: Rep. Barry Loudermilk… Read more

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Updated — Rome Police: Nine arrested in overnight shots fired investigation in West Rome.

Updated — Rome Police: Nine arrested in overnight shots fired investigation in West Rome.

  WRGA is reporting that nine people were arrested overnight in a four-hour ordeal that included calling out the SWAT team. There were reports of shots fired as well as some thefts.The house was at 11-A Wood Creek Way in West Rome, Rome Police Capt. Trixie Morgan says, Updated:  An armed robbery investigation in West Rome… Read more

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Services pending for 4-year-old Lucia Margaret Johnson as community rallies to help her family.

Services pending for 4-year-old Lucia Margaret Johnson as community rallies to help her family.

Northwest Georgia has opened its heart to the family of 4-year-old Lucia Margaret Johnson who died Tuesday morning after a drowning accident at a pool party Saturday evening. A crowd-sourcing page has been established to help her parents, Anthony and Danielle Johnson, with the medical expenses incurred between Saturday night and Tuesday morning as they have… Read more

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Crimewatch: Jail updates, police reports from Northwest Georgia.

Crimewatch: Jail updates, police reports from Northwest Georgia.

Note: We will switch to a new CrimeWatch file by 5:30 a.m. Thursday. This file will not be updated. The updated post is here: https://wp.me/p2TrVL-wBV Floyd County Jail reports:  4 a.m. / 8 a.m. / 8 p.m. Check the status of any inmate. Click Floyd County Jail. Cartersville Police reports: Wednesday: 1 / 2  Polk County… Read more

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Rome child pulled from pool, transported to an Atlanta hospital.

Rome child pulled from pool, transported to an Atlanta hospital.

  Monday updates: We will have additional details later this morning from the Rome Police Department. Sunday evening report:  Authorities confirm a child — believed to be a 4-year-old girl — was pulled from a pool at a Quail Hollow address in Saddlebrook  Mountain on Saturday. Police say the child was transported to an Atlanta… Read more

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Updated. Bartow County EMS: Motorcyclist, 24, dies in accident off U.S. 41 near Red Top Connector.

Updated. Bartow County EMS: Motorcyclist, 24, dies in accident off U.S. 41 near Red Top Connector.

  Monday updates: WBHF AM 1450/100.3 FM identifies the motorcyclist as Brendan Young, 24, of Kennesaw. Expanded report. The Emerson Police Department is investigating the accident. Sunday evening post: From Bartow County Emergency Medical Service: Sunday evening, Bartow County EMS along with other agencies responded to an accident on U.S. 41 near the Red Top Connector. Upon… Read more

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Crimewatch: Jail updates, police reports from Northwest Georgia.

Crimewatch: Jail updates, police reports from Northwest Georgia.

Floyd County Jail reports:  4 a.m. / 8 a.m. / 8 p.m. Check the status of any inmate. Click Floyd County Jail. Cartersville Police reports: Friday: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Polk County Jail reports:  Monday From the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office: Booked into the county jail through this morning. Bartow County… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: Four arrested in Methamphetamine trafficking case, one suspect still at large.

Gordon Sheriff: Four arrested in Methamphetamine trafficking case, one suspect still at large.

Media release from Gordon Co. Sheriff Mitch Ralston: A two week investigation into methamphetamine trafficking and distribution has resulted in four people being arrested while a fifth person is being sought by deputies. At approximately 9:30 a.m. June 9, deputy sheriffs and sheriff’s detectives executed search and arrest warrants at a private residence at 186 Pack Road… Read more

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Rome man charged with aggravated assault with the intent to commit murder, armed robbery, other counts after woman, 64, found beaten with a baseball bat.

Rome man charged with aggravated assault with the intent to commit murder, armed robbery, other counts after woman, 64, found beaten with a baseball bat.

  Floyd County Police media release: On June 9, 2017, at 9:26 a.m., the Floyd County Police Department responded to a reported home invasion on Everett Springs Road Northeast. On arrival, it was discovered that a 64-year-old female victim had been attacked inside her residence by an unknown white male with a bat. After the… Read more

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Bartow Sheriff’s Office seeks community’s help in identifying murder victim found early Sunday.

Bartow Sheriff’s Office seeks community’s help in identifying murder victim found early Sunday.

  Media release: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office seeks public assistance in identification of a homicide victim. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, in the early morning hours of Sunday June 4, 2017, sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of 149 Bells Ferry Road for a report of a person lying on the ground. Deputies discovered… Read more

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Updated: Looks like one local arrest didn’t quite get the same ‘play’ on crime-friendly website today.

Updated: Looks like one local arrest didn’t quite get the same ‘play’ on crime-friendly website today.

UPDATED An 11:15 a.m. Thursday update shows that CVN has posted a short about a ‘Cave Spring Man Charged With Theft of Services’ but no mention of his ownership and editing designation at the site. Click here  PREVIOUS, edited with updated information. Wednesday’s arrest of self-described “serial entrepreneur” Thom Holt, 60, of Cave Spring, who lists… Read more

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