Category Archives: Crimewatch

State Patrol: Two men killed in Bartow County crash early Friday involving motorcycle and ATV.

State Patrol: Two men killed in Bartow County crash early Friday involving motorcycle and ATV.

Two men from Bartow County died in a bizarre crash early Friday morning on Glade Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The victims have been identified as Shawn Hendon, 28, of Acworth and Larry Murray, 37, of Cartersville. From Georgia State Patrol: On Friday, May 22, at approximately 4:15 a.m., Vehicle 1 (motorcycle) was traveling… Read more

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State patrol: Lindale man now charged with vehicular homicide in connection with head-on collision that killed two people on Redmond Circle in April.

State patrol: Lindale man now charged with vehicular homicide in connection with head-on collision that killed two people on Redmond Circle in April.

Saturday, May 23 update: The Georgia State Patrol has arrested Ronnie William Barker, 36, of Lindale and charged him in connection with the April 21 crash on Redmond Circle that killed Valerie Watts, 51, and Antwan Jamerson, 18, both of Rome. Barker remains in the Floyd County Jail. According to GSP, Barker is charged with the… Read more

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Bartow sheriff: Grandmother, Cartersville man held in child’s shooting death now charged with murder.

Bartow sheriff: Grandmother, Cartersville man held in child’s shooting death now charged with murder.

      Grandmother, Cartersville man held in child’s shooting death now charged with murder: Media release: According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, additional warrants have been filed for James Phillip Lillie, 50, and Kimberly Ann Roberts, 47, in the May 16, 2020, death of a young child believed to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound after having been… Read more

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Rome Police to offer Non-Emergency Online Incident Reporting beginning Wednesday (think lost property, smaller thefts, damage to property).

Rome Police to offer Non-Emergency Online Incident Reporting beginning Wednesday (think lost property, smaller thefts, damage to property).

Media release: The Rome Police Department will offer Non-Emergency Online Incident Reporting beginning Wednesday. “We recognize that COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways. We want everyone to stay safe during these times and still have access to file non-emergency reports without the need for person to person contact with a police officer. The… Read more

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Times Free Press: Skeletal remains found in Mentone, AL on Tuesday positively identified as Rome man missing since 2016. Death appears to be self-inflicted.

Times Free Press: Skeletal remains found in Mentone, AL on Tuesday positively identified as Rome man missing since 2016. Death appears to be self-inflicted.

  Authorities have positively identified human remains found Tuesday near DeSoto State Park in DeKalb County, Alabama, as those of a man reported missing in Rome, Georgia, four years ago, according to a report in the Times Free Press. The remains were found by a contractor working on a home near Mentone, where the body was discovered… Read more

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Remembering fallen law enforcement officers in a solemn, unique way.

Remembering fallen law enforcement officers in a solemn, unique way.

    Precautions over the coronavirus pandemic canceled the traditional memorial for fallen officers on Friday. But their dedication and service wasn’t forgotten. This note from the Floyd County Police Department: The absence of a Peace Officer Memorial (on Friday) breaks a streak in annual services held by law enforcement to honor or fallen officers.… Read more

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State Patrol: Rome woman airlifted to hospital after single-car crash in Chattooga County late Friday.

State Patrol: Rome woman airlifted to hospital after single-car crash in Chattooga County late Friday.

The Georgia State Patrol reports a Rome woman was injured in a single-car accident on Dry Creek Road in Chattooga County on Friday evening. According to the report, Kayli Camp, age 31, of Rome was driving a 2019 Honda Odyssey van when she “experience some type of medical emergency which resulted in her losing consciousness”.… Read more

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Updated: 61-year-old Floyd County man killed, another injured in off-road vehicle accident off Fouche Gap Road.

Updated: 61-year-old Floyd County man killed, another injured in off-road vehicle accident off Fouche Gap Road.

Saturday update from GSP: On 05/15/20 at approximately, 6:18 p.m. the following occurred on Wildlife Trail in Floyd County. Vehicle 1, an all-terrain vehicle, was east on a dirt and gravel driveway of a private residence negotiating a curve to left. The driveway was on a grade. Vehicle 1 began to leave to driveway at a low… Read more

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Cartersville man faces murder, 12 other charges following the beating death of an 86-year-old man last week. Memorial services for Calvin Lee this weekend.

Cartersville man faces murder, 12 other charges following the beating death of an 86-year-old man last week. Memorial services for Calvin Lee this weekend.

From the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office: According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, on Wednesday May 6, 2020 just after 7 p.m., Jason Monroe Eldridge, 42, of Cartersville, attacked and assaulted 86-year-old Calvin Lee on Floral Drive. Mr. Lee passed away from his injuries and Eldridge was taken for treatment at an area hospital after being shot… Read more

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Justice Department’s Civil  Rights Division files suit against Cedartown companies ‘alleging housing discrimination against African-American applicants who are elderly or have a disability.’

Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division files suit against Cedartown companies ‘alleging housing discrimination against African-American applicants who are elderly or have a disability.’

Media release: The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia have filed a lawsuit against Crimson Management LLC, Benefield Housing Partnership d/b/a Cedartown Commons, and Cedartown Housing Associates, d/b/a Cedarwood Village, alleging housing discrimination against African-American applicants who are elderly or have a disability, in violation… Read more

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U.S. Attorney: Rockmart man held on ‘multiple counts’ after agents find ‘thousands of images and videos of child pornography.’

U.S. Attorney: Rockmart man held on ‘multiple counts’ after agents find ‘thousands of images and videos of child pornography.’

Media release: Virgil “Bud” Jesse Dupree Jr., has been arraigned on multiple counts of producing and possessing child pornography. “We have zero tolerance for those who target and victimize children,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “This case is a reminder of the types of predators that lurk online, and that parents need to… Read more

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Adairsville Police: SWAT called after suspect in domestic case threatens officers.

Adairsville Police: SWAT called after suspect in domestic case threatens officers.

Media release: On Monday, May 11, 2020 officers with the Adairsville Police Department were dispatched to the Adairsville Arms Apartments in reference to a physical domestic dispute. Upon arrival officers attempted to knock on the door of the residence when a neighbor notified them that the victim had left the residence with her juvenile children prior… Read more

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Cedartown woman faces 14 charges in wild chase that started near Floyd/Polk line, included gunfire (no injuries) and officers threatened.

Cedartown woman faces 14 charges in wild chase that started near Floyd/Polk line, included gunfire (no injuries) and officers threatened.

Media release: A Cedartown woman faces multiple charges following what law enforcement agencies say was a lengthy, wild chase. The pursuit ended after a responding Cedartown police officer, in defense of his own safety, fired shots into the vehicle driven by 56-year-old Theresa Elizabeth Spain. No one was injured during the incident, and law enforcement… Read more

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83-year-old Rockmart man killed in crash on Highway 101 near Floyd/Polk county line. Two others have minor injuries.

83-year-old Rockmart man killed in crash on Highway 101 near Floyd/Polk county line. Two others have minor injuries.

From Georgia State Patrol: On May 8, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Edgar Fennell, age 83 of Rockmart, was traveling in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on GA 101, just south of Dean Rd.  Mr. Fennell left the west side of the roadway, struck two signs, and then reentered the roadway.  Mr. Fennell then left the… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: Johns Creek man arrested for child molestation, other offenses after found in car with 13-year-old girl

Gordon Sheriff: Johns Creek man arrested for child molestation, other offenses after found in car with 13-year-old girl

  Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 4 a.m. May 7th, a deputy sheriff on patrol observed a suspicious automobile at a county recreation facility in the Sonoraville community. Upon approaching the car, the deputy observed the driver, subsequently identified as Sergio Arturo Robledo, age 21, of Johns Creek, Georgia, in a state of partial undress.… Read more

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Separate wreck near Applebee’s stalls rush hour traffic. Earlier: One woman hurt following collision on Martha Berry below Bypass.

Separate wreck near Applebee’s stalls rush hour traffic. Earlier: One woman hurt following collision on Martha Berry below Bypass.

        Another accident this Friday afternoon, this one in front of Applebee’s just beyond the Turner McCall/Riverside Parkway intersection. Traffic is back up toward Floyd Medical Center at 5:20 p.m. Please take Second Avenue or the Bypass to avoid this area. Please be careful if driving near the Bypass and Martha Berry… Read more

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As Law Enforcement Memorial Week begins Sunday, social distancing will preclude annual remembrance in Rome.

As Law Enforcement Memorial Week begins Sunday, social distancing will preclude annual remembrance in Rome.

  Media release: Law Enforcement Memorial Week is this Sunday through May 16. It is a week that “we observe in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been injured in the line of duty.” Rome and Floyd County’s annual remembrance ceremony… Read more

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