Category Archives: Crimewatch

Services set for Shannon man who died after accident on Ga. 53.

Services set for Shannon man who died after accident on Ga. 53.

Services have been scheduled for a Shannon man who died from “blunt force trauma” after being hit by a truck on Ga. 53 in that community around 3 a.m. Wednesday. William G. Cook, 70, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, says Deputy Coroner Connie Chandler. Police reports show Cook — who had… Read more

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Updated: Suspect in Wednesday standoff with Rockmart Police, Floyd SWAT now faces five charges — four felony and one misdemeanor.

Updated: Suspect in Wednesday standoff with Rockmart Police, Floyd SWAT now faces five charges — four felony and one misdemeanor.

From Polk County Jail reports: Rockmart Police have charged Quintin Ari Glover, 21, with a series of crimes that ended with his arrest Wednesday morning following a standoff with police. Glover, of Rockmart, is now charged with four felonies — aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or… Read more

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Four-vehicle accident on Martha Berry near the Bypass ties up evening commute; no serious injuries reported.

Four-vehicle accident on Martha Berry near the Bypass ties up evening commute; no serious injuries reported.

  A four-vehicle accident — with no serious injuries — on Martha Berry near Berry College on Monday afternoon had traffic southbound toward the Bypass moving very slowly. Best bet for those heading south toward Rome — take the Armuchee Connector. Source: Floyd 911. At least two pickup trucks were involved and one was being… Read more

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Woman, 33, dies from injuries in Friday night accident on Blacks Bluff Road. Funeral set for Monday afternoon.

Woman, 33, dies from injuries in Friday night accident on Blacks Bluff Road. Funeral set for Monday afternoon.

Amber Yother died early Saturday following a late-night accident on Blacks Bluff Road, according to Deputy Coroner Connie Chandler. Yother, 33, a passenger in a truck, apparently was ejected following the collision and sustained blunt force trauma injuries, Chandler said. The accident occurred around 11 p.m. Friday; Yother was pronounced dead at 2:30 p.m. at… Read more

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Suspect in custody following report of shots fired off Avenue B. SWAT mobilized; suspect surrenders without incident.

Suspect in custody following report of shots fired off Avenue B. SWAT mobilized; suspect surrenders without incident.

A Rome man is in custody Tuesday evening following an investigation into a shots fired complaint that led to the mobilization of the SWAT Team. Jemael Rashaud Stewart, 21,  of the Greenleaf Apartments was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm after surrendering to authorities without incident, says Rome Police Detective Aaron Thacker. According to… Read more

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Updated: Two suspects in custody, no one shot after homeowner finds burglar in house on Wax Road.

Updated: Two suspects in custody, no one shot after homeowner finds burglar in house on Wax Road.

Monday update: According to Floyd County Jail records, 22-year old Kody Lane Gravett of Cedartown is charged with burglary, robbery, criminal trespass and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. 19-year old Kristin Marie Strickland of Euharlee is charged with party to a crime. Floyd County Police and SWAT were called to a… Read more

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Large sinkhole on Tanyard Creek Rd. near Lake Allatoona in Bartow County; Road shutdown for repairs.

Large sinkhole on Tanyard Creek Rd. near Lake Allatoona in Bartow County; Road shutdown for repairs.

From Bartow County Fire Department: Tanyard Creek Rd. near Lake Allatoona is closed due to a large sink hole. Please avoid the area. BCFD will possibly have a delayed response to the Glade Rd. area until the road is repaired. (as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday) Read more

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A 67-year-old Resaca man killed in crash on Highway 225 at I-75 in Gordon County

A 67-year-old Resaca man killed in crash on Highway 225 at I-75 in Gordon County

A 67-year-old Resaca man has been killed in a crash on Highway 225 at I-75 Exit in Gordon County this evening. According to the Trooper Jason Davis with Georgia State Patrol, John Ernest Dixon of Resaca was traveling on a motorcycle headed west bound on Highway 225 when a vehicle driven by Reina Guerra, age… Read more

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Chattooga Sheriff: Alabama man shot during early morning altercation; Search underway for suspect.

Chattooga Sheriff: Alabama man shot during early morning altercation; Search underway for suspect.

Media release from Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader (courtesy of The Summerville News): On Saturday morning, March 31, at approximately 6:10 a.m., 911 received a call reporting that a male had been shot in the leg by another person. The investigation revealed that the caller, Jonathan Taylor Verdon, of an Alabama address was visiting his girlfriend… Read more

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11 p.m update Cartersville Police: All lanes reopened at U.S. 411 near Industrial Park Drive following two vehicle crash

11 p.m update Cartersville Police: All lanes reopened at U.S. 411 near Industrial Park Drive following two vehicle crash

11 p.m. update: All lanes of U.S. 411 at Industrial Park Dr. have reopened following crash. From WBHF Radio: All parties involved in the accident that occurred on U.S. 411 were assessed and treated by Bartow County EMS. One female was transported to Kennestone Hospital’s trauma center due to her injuries. There is no further… Read more

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Child Abuse Prevention Month begins Sunday, April 1. What’s being done — and what you can do to help.

Child Abuse Prevention Month begins Sunday, April 1. What’s being done — and what you can do to help.

Below please find a calendar of events for Child Abuse Prevention Month, beginning Sunday, April 1. Hometown Headlines will have additional coverage online and on radio in the days ahead. Blue Mondays and “Believe in the Blue”–Each Monday in April “Blue Mondays” is a nationwide activity that provides a fun way for individuals to show… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: Deputies locate missing juvenile, arrest fugitive from Murray County

Gordon Sheriff: Deputies locate missing juvenile, arrest fugitive from Murray County

Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: In the early morning hours of March 28th, (Gordon County) deputy sheriffs received information from Murray County authorities that a juvenile who’d been reported missing from Murray County was located at a home in the Resaca community. Deputies immediately responded to the private residence in question and located the juvenile within… Read more

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U.S. Attorney: Six suspects, including three from Northwest Georgia, arrested in street gang ‘135 Pirus’ investigation that included murder of teen in Bartow County.

U.S. Attorney: Six suspects, including three from Northwest Georgia, arrested in street gang ‘135 Pirus’ investigation that included murder of teen in Bartow County.

  Media release: Maurice Antonio Kent, Christopher Nwanjoku, Jamel Dupree Hughes, Cedric Sams Jr., Jennifer Foutz, and Michael Kent, all members or associates of the street gang 135 Pirus, have been arrested on federal charges ranging from conspiracy to obstruct justice to murder in aid of racketeering.  A federal grand jury returned the nine-count indictment… Read more

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Police: Former Cartersville employee charged with four counts of felony theft by deception.

Police: Former Cartersville employee charged with four counts of felony theft by deception.

Media release: Former City of Cartersville employee Kanneya Brown was arrested on four counts of felony theft by deception charges in connection with the below statement released from the City of Cartersville earlier Monday: “A City of Cartersville customer service employee acting outside of the law and City policy was recently terminated from employment with… Read more

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