Category Archives: Crimewatch

State patrol: Accident victim, who got out of his van at the scene, then struck by two vehicles and dies.

State patrol: Accident victim, who got out of his van at the scene, then struck by two vehicles and dies.

  From the Georgia State Patrol; a final report is due on Monday: On Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 10:55 p.m., troopers from Post 3 Cartersville responded to a three-vehicle crash on Burnt Hickory Road at Mission Road in Bartow County.  A silver Saturn SUV and a white Ford Transit van were involved in a… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia plus fire reports brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia plus fire reports brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

  About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m The latest each day from the Bartow County Jail.  Reports from the Polk County Jail (weekdays). Updates from Cartersville Police and Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips. Floyd County Jail:  4 a.m.… Read more

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Summerville man, LaFayette woman identified as victims in fatal collision; two others from Tennessee seriously injured.

Summerville man, LaFayette woman identified as victims in fatal collision; two others from Tennessee seriously injured.

The two victims in Monday’s collision have been identified by Chattooga County Coroner Earl Rainwater. Morgan Elizabeth Craig, 25, of LaFayette, and Tony McCann, 41, of Summerville, died in the midday accident, he said. An updated report from the Georgia State Patrol says an Ooltewah, Tenn., couple was seriously in the accident. They were identified… Read more

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Services Thursday for a Silver Creek woman who died after a car slid off Pleasant Hope Road, hitting a tree. An investigation is continuing.

Services Thursday for a Silver Creek woman who died after a car slid off Pleasant Hope Road, hitting a tree. An investigation is continuing.

  Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday for a 41-year-old woman who died in late-night accident on May 1 on Pleasant Hope Road. Alexis Trachelle Pendleton Lloyd was pronounced dead at the emergency center at Atrium Health Floyd at 12:50 May 3, says Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor. She was a passenger in the vehicle and… Read more

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3 Gordon County residents honored for helping find children, 11 and 13, who had been missing for two days.

3 Gordon County residents honored for helping find children, 11 and 13, who had been missing for two days.

  Media release: Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, along with officials from the neighboring Murray County Sheriff’s Office, honored a trio of local citizens for being instrumental in locating and rescuing a pair of lost children last week. The children, ages 11 and 13, were reported missing from their Murray County home near the Murray… Read more

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Bartow County drowning victim identified.

Bartow County drowning victim identified.

Update: From WBHF 1450 AM and 100.1 FM: The drowning victim recovered from Lake Allatoona Friday has been identified as 37-year-old Charles Matthews of Ellijay. Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a report of drowning at Old Highway 41 Campground no. 3 early Friday. It appears to be the first drowning of 2022… Read more

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Services set for Saturday for Chattooga County woman killed in head-on collision on U.S. 27 last week; Floyd Police investigation continues.

Services set for Saturday for Chattooga County woman killed in head-on collision on U.S. 27 last week; Floyd Police investigation continues.

Services are scheduled for Saturday for a Summerville woman who lost her life in a head-on collision on U.S. 27 north on April 22. According to the post from Mason Funeral Home in Summerville: Mrs. Lou Anne Bean Loggins, age 63, of Summerville, GA, passed away Friday, April 22, 2022, from injuries sustained in an… Read more

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Four suspects jailed in ‘major blow to the drug trade in Floyd County.’

Four suspects jailed in ‘major blow to the drug trade in Floyd County.’

From the Rome News-Tribune: The arrests of four people early Wednesday in a drug trafficking bust at a Pleasant Valley Road home “represent a major blow to the drug trade in Floyd County,” Floyd County Police Sgt. Chris Fincher said. “The investigation is still ongoing but police have found that thousands of dollars in drugs… Read more

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Grand jury indicts former Rome High, Georgia football star Adam Anderson on rape charge. His attorney: ‘Adam will plead not guilty to the charge . . .’

Grand jury indicts former Rome High, Georgia football star Adam Anderson on rape charge. His attorney: ‘Adam will plead not guilty to the charge . . .’

A grand jury has indicted former Rome High star and Georgia linebacker Adam Anderson, charging him with raping a 21-year-old woman in a house in Athens on Oct. 29, according to ESPN and multiple media sources. The 2017 high school player of the year, an anchor in Rome’s two-year championship run, hasn’t played for the Bulldogs since after… Read more

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‘Person of interest’ in the murder of a Cedartown man who’s body was found in a tool box last month now in custody in Cherokee County (Ala.)

‘Person of interest’ in the murder of a Cedartown man who’s body was found in a tool box last month now in custody in Cherokee County (Ala.)

A “person of interest” in the murder of a Cedartown man who’s body was stuffed into a tool box found in Esom Hill is now in custody. The jail report for the Cherokee County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office lists the arrest of Nicholas Silvers, 39, of Gaylesville on third-degree burglary charges with a $5,000 bond set… Read more

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Cartersville High School briefly on lockdown today after police receive social media threat; no issues found.

Cartersville High School briefly on lockdown today after police receive social media threat; no issues found.

From Cartersville Police: On Tuesday, April 26, around 10:45 a.m., Cartersville Police Department received notice of a threat made via social media. The social media post had a photo of the sky and detailed the individual was in the area of Cartersville High School. Out of an abundance of caution, Cartersville High School was placed on lock… Read more

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Floyd Police: Calhoun truck operator charged in collision on Ga. 20 Monday morning that sent both drivers to the hospital.

Floyd Police: Calhoun truck operator charged in collision on Ga. 20 Monday morning that sent both drivers to the hospital.

    Two drivers sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries in a truck vs. car collision on Ga. 20 near the Inland plan just before 7 a.m. Monday. Mark Ellis, 52, of Calhoun  was driving a Kenworth truck from Tommy Roberts Trucking westbound and turned left into the paper mill in front of an eastbound… Read more

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Updated with state patrol report: Services held for Adairsville man, 80, who died after tree fell on his car following last week’s storm.

Updated with state patrol report: Services held for Adairsville man, 80, who died after tree fell on his car following last week’s storm.

  An 80-year-old Adairsville man died last week after a tree fell on his car, according to Bartow County Fire and Emergency Service reports. The tree fell just hours after an overnight storm that packed gusts of 30-mph with heavy rain. Harold E. Maddox Sr. was a passenger in a 2000 Crown Victoria traveling on… Read more

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GBI: 26-year-old Rossville man dead following police chase that ended near Calhoun early Tuesday; investigation continues. No officers were injured.

GBI: 26-year-old Rossville man dead following police chase that ended near Calhoun early Tuesday; investigation continues. No officers were injured.

Developing story: A chase ended with a crash of the suspect’s vehicle and a subsequent officer-involved shooting. An update is below from the Gordon County Sheriff’s Department. From the GBI: The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Gordon County. The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on April… Read more

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