Category Archives: Crimewatch

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

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

Community safety: Track registered sex offenders in your community. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. “The anonymous Crime Line is a program that offers citizens a safe, secure and totally anonymous way to help their police in solving… Read more

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Updated: 35-year-old Rome man found dead off Lindsey Road in Armuchee with “no obvious signs of trauma”; Body being sent to GBI Crime Lab for autopsy.

Updated: 35-year-old Rome man found dead off Lindsey Road in Armuchee with “no obvious signs of trauma”; Body being sent to GBI Crime Lab for autopsy.

Saturday morning update: Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor has identified the deceased as Matthew Thompson, age 35, or Rome. His body is now at the GBI Crime Lab with toxicology results pending. According to Proctor, Thompson was transient, known “to be living on the streets” and was last seen by his parents in early December.… Read more

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Cedartown man died in in collision on U.S. 27 near Meadow Lakes Friday morning.

Cedartown man died in in collision on U.S. 27 near Meadow Lakes Friday morning.

  THE LATEST From WGAA 1340 AM and 106.1 FM: Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier has identified the victim as 57-year-old Billy Joe Carnes of a Cedartown address. He was pronounced dead on the scene from significant blunt force trauma. Cedartown Fire & Rescue had to extricate Carnes from the car. From the Georgia State… Read more

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Murder investigation under way as Hays State Prison inmate dies following attack Thursday.

Murder investigation under way as Hays State Prison inmate dies following attack Thursday.

  Media release: The Georgia Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate at Hays State Prison in Trion  as a suspected homicide. On Jan. 17, at approximately 11:57 a.m., inmate Marion Luke was assaulted by another inmate.  Medical personnel and staff responded and took him to medical, awaiting the arrival of Emergency… Read more

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Man dies in fire on Barnsley Gardens Road; body sent to GBI crime lab for identification. Two others were able to escape. It was the second fatal fire in the region in two days.

Man dies in fire on Barnsley Gardens Road; body sent to GBI crime lab for identification. Two others were able to escape. It was the second fatal fire in the region in two days.

Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton confirms the death of a man in a fire Tuesday morning off Barnsley Gardens Road. The man’s body has been sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy and to confirm his identity, Guyton says. The fire was worked by the Bartow County Fire Department, according to WBHF 1450… Read more

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Calhoun officer injured following accident as he chased a suspect; second CPD officer injured in the line of duty since Dec. 11.

Calhoun officer injured following accident as he chased a suspect; second CPD officer injured in the line of duty since Dec. 11.

Media release: Calhoun Police were involved in an early morning chase that began on North Wall Street and came to an end on I-75 after the officer involved crashed his patrol car while attempting to stop the suspect vehicle. The chase started around 12:04 a.m. after an officer noticing the suspect vehicle driving without headlights.… Read more

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Update on Monday morning crash with Floyd Sheriff’s deputy, inmates: Two inmates, another motorist injured.

Update on Monday morning crash with Floyd Sheriff’s deputy, inmates: Two inmates, another motorist injured.

  From WRGA: Three people were injured following a wreck involving a Floyd County Sheriff’s Office vehicle on I-75 Monday morning. The wreck occurred around 7:18 a.m. near mile marker 265 in Cobb County. According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was transporting two inmates when the wreck occurred. According to the Georgia… Read more

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Cedartown’s Jermaine Courtney Brown, 28, sentenced to three years, one month  for possessing a firearm while a convicted felon count.

Cedartown’s Jermaine Courtney Brown, 28, sentenced to three years, one month for possessing a firearm while a convicted felon count.

 Jermaine Courtney Brown, a member of the Gangster Disciples gang, has been sentenced to prison for possessing a firearm while a convicted felon. “Brown’s criminal conduct and the behavior of other suspected members of his violent street gang plague our community and jeopardize the safety of our citizens,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak.… Read more

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Traffic just about at normal flow on Ga. 20 following truck accident earlier in the day. Injuries reported.

Traffic just about at normal flow on Ga. 20 following truck accident earlier in the day. Injuries reported.

  From Floyd County Police: ‪Eastbound lanes of Alabama Highway are temporarily shut down. ‬Officers are responding to a wreck on Alabama Highway between Old River Road and Ga 100 North. Initial reports are that a tractor trailer has overturned. Floyd 911 is reporting there are injuries in the accident. Read more

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Georgia State Patrol investigating crash on Highway 101 in Polk County that killed one person

Georgia State Patrol investigating crash on Highway 101 in Polk County that killed one person

Georgia State Patrol is investigating a Friday morning single-vehicle crash on Highway 101 in Polk County that killed one person. The crash occurred on Highway 101 northbound between Aragon and the Floyd/Polk county line. GSP confirms the driver of the vehicle was killed, but could not release their identity as this time.   Read more

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Floyd County Police add new K9 Officer Lex funded through $33,000 in private and corporate donations. K9 already helping in seizure of narcotics.

Floyd County Police add new K9 Officer Lex funded through $33,000 in private and corporate donations. K9 already helping in seizure of narcotics.

Floyd County Police introduce new K-9 Officer Lex, who was purchased and trained with more than $33,000 raised from private donors and area companies. Lex is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois specially trained in apprehension of suspects, search and tracking, as well as drug detection. He is partnered with Sgt. Shea Hovers, who attended a special… Read more

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A 21-year-old Alabama man killed in crash on I-75 in Bartow County.

A 21-year-old Alabama man killed in crash on I-75 in Bartow County.

An Alabama man died in a one-car accident in Bartow County Thursday night. According to the Georgia State Patrol, on Jan. 10, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Vehicle  #1 (2002 Nissan Maxima) was traveling on south on I-75 in the left lane attempting to negotiate a right curve.  Driver #1 traveled off the east side of… Read more

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