Category Archives: Crimewatch

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Includes latest arrests.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Includes latest arrests.

About this report: We update CrimeWatch around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Weekend reports will post a bit later. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekdays and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: Fugitive arrested, deputies assaulted with firearms. Shots fired, but no one injured.

Gordon Sheriff: Fugitive arrested, deputies assaulted with firearms. Shots fired, but no one injured.

    Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At approximately 11 a.m. Friday, several deputy sheriffs were at an RV camp on Red Bud Road near Calhoun in search of an armed suspect which had been involved in a violent incident a short time earlier today in Calhoun. In the course of searching for the suspect, who… Read more

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Education: Man who slipped into Cartersville High this morning escorted off campus by officer, administrator without incident.

Education: Man who slipped into Cartersville High this morning escorted off campus by officer, administrator without incident.

From Cartersville City Schools: At 7:36 a.m. Wednesday, an hour prior to school starting, a man walked onto the campus of Cartersville High School. He entered the building through a door that had been propped open by students who were at the school for a meeting. Video surveillance revealed the man entered the building. At… Read more

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Update: Calhoun man dies in accident on I-75 South Tuesday morning.

Update: Calhoun man dies in accident on I-75 South Tuesday morning.

FROM WRGA: A Calhoun man was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on I-75 Southbound near mile marker 319 in Gordon County just before 6 a.m. Tuesday. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Cody Lovingood, 28, lost control of his Chevy Cobalt. His vehicle spun out of control until coming to rest in the inside lane, facing… Read more

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Updated: Services set on Tuesday for Hope Parr, the woman whose body was found near Cave Spring on Wednesday; being investigated as ‘suspicious death.’

Updated: Services set on Tuesday for Hope Parr, the woman whose body was found near Cave Spring on Wednesday; being investigated as ‘suspicious death.’

Saturday update: Services are set for Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. for Karen Hope Parr, age 32, of Rome. Obituary from Henderson and Sons Funeral Home: Karen Hope Parr, age 32, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Hope was born in Rome, Georgia on September 29, 1986, daughter of Kimberly Wheeler… Read more

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Updated: Rome woman dies in Coosa accident Friday night, fourth Floyd County resident killed in traffic accidents this week.

Updated: Rome woman dies in Coosa accident Friday night, fourth Floyd County resident killed in traffic accidents this week.

  Georgia State Patrol has the latest on the Friday night crash that killed a Garden Lakes woman. According to the report: Vehicle no. 1, driven by Vanessa Ruth Johnson, 62,  of Garden Lakes Boulevard, was travelling west in the eastbound inside lane of Ga. 20. Vehicle no. 2 was travelling east in the inside… Read more

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Latest indictments from Floyd County Grand Jury includes nine indicted on child molestation or child exploitation charges

Latest indictments from Floyd County Grand Jury includes nine indicted on child molestation or child exploitation charges

The Floyd County Grand Jury returned 52 true bills of indictment today in latest report from Superior Court Clerk Barbara Penson. Today’s indictments include nine people indicted on child molestation, aggravated child molestation or child exploitation charges. Those charged include: Russell Mostella, child molestation Zachary Alexander, child molestation Daniel Williams, aggravated child molestation Zachary Baker, aggravated… Read more

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Services set for Saturday for Adairsville woman who died following an accident on Ga. 53 and Burlington Road.

Services set for Saturday for Adairsville woman who died following an accident on Ga. 53 and Burlington Road.

The victim of Tuesday evening’s fatal automobile accident on Ga. 53 at Burlington Road has been identified as Toye Sammons. Her obituary appears below. Mrs. Toye Elaine Coalson Sammons, age 60 of Adairsville formerly of Rockmart passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Mrs. Sammons was born February 17, 1958 in Polk County, daughter of the… Read more

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Obituary for Silver Creek woman who died in Cedar Bluff as husband’s truck rams log truck.

Obituary for Silver Creek woman who died in Cedar Bluff as husband’s truck rams log truck.

  Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Kilgore, age 80, of Silver Creek, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in Cherokee County, Alabama. Mrs. Kilgore was born in Floyd County, Georgia on June 24, 1938, daughter of the late Claude Warren and the late Hattie Lou Lee Warren.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters,… Read more

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GBI: 20 men from Northwest Georgia charged in ‘Operation Paladin’ targeting ‘online child predators’ centered around Bartow County. Updates on the case and those arrested.

GBI: 20 men from Northwest Georgia charged in ‘Operation Paladin’ targeting ‘online child predators’ centered around Bartow County. Updates on the case and those arrested.

From the GBI: As a result of a proactive undercover investigation coordinated by the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, and the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, 20 people were arrested over a four-day period beginning Thursday, November 1, 2018.  Those arrested were charged with… Read more

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WRGA: Rome man dies in accident on Ga. 140 Sunday afternoon. Wreck stalled traffic in both lanes; knocked out power for more than 500.

WRGA: Rome man dies in accident on Ga. 140 Sunday afternoon. Wreck stalled traffic in both lanes; knocked out power for more than 500.

Accident on Ga. 140 kills Rome man, according to WRGA: Ramon Gonzalez Morales, 37 of Rome was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Ga. 140 just west of Floyd Springs Road Sunday afternoon, Floyd County Police tell WRGA. The vehicle was traveling eastbound when the right side tires traveled off the road. The car began to rotate… Read more

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Updated: Services set Tuesday for former Rome Deputy Chief Lonzo Roberson who passed away Friday; he served more than 40 years with the department.

Updated: Services set Tuesday for former Rome Deputy Chief Lonzo Roberson who passed away Friday; he served more than 40 years with the department.

Funeral services for former Rome Police Deputy Chief Lonzo Roberson will be Tuesday, November 6 at 2 p.m. at Henderson and Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service hour. Obituary from Henderson and Sons Funeral Home: Dep. Chief Lonzo Grover Roberson, age 68, of Buchanan, GA,… Read more

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76-year-old Rome man killed in Friday morning crash on Rome Bypass at Kingston Road.

76-year-old Rome man killed in Friday morning crash on Rome Bypass at Kingston Road.

From WRGA: One person was killed in a two-vehicle wreck Friday morning at Highway 293/Kingston Road and the Rome Bypass. Floyd County Deputy Coroner Connie Chandler has identified the man who was killed as 76-year Therian Smith of Rome. Preliminary reports indicate that Smith was driving a passenger car and turned right into the path of… Read more

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