Category Archives: Crimewatch

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

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

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Cartersville man now faces murder, three other counts following Sunday evening shooting.

Cartersville man now faces murder, three other counts following Sunday evening shooting.

  THE LATEST Bartow County Jail reports show the suspect in the Sunday evening murder of a Cartersville woman now faces four counts, including murder. David Aaron Turner of 31 Crump Road is charged with murder, aggravated assault with a gun, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the latest jail… Read more

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Minor 2.6-magnitude earthquake rattles Chickamauga, Ga. The second quake to hit in last two years.

Minor 2.6-magnitude earthquake rattles Chickamauga, Ga. The second quake to hit in last two years.

  The U.S. Geology Society (USGS) reports a 2.6 magnitude earthquake in Chickamauga, GA around 6:13 p.m. on Saturday.  Did you feel anything? If so, you can complete the report on the USGS website. This isn’t the first earthquake in the Northwest corner of the state. According to previous reports, another M2.6 earthquake rattled Chickamauga… Read more

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GBI makes a new appeal for information in the May murders of Vanita Richardson Truvenia Campbell. Search for stolen car continues as well.

GBI makes a new appeal for information in the May murders of Vanita Richardson Truvenia Campbell. Search for stolen car continues as well.

The GBI on Friday issued another appear for information into the murders of two Rome women on May 12-13.  The bodies of Vanita Richardson and Truvenia Campbell were found on May 13 below a bridge near the Etowah River off the Bypass. Two Rome men have been jailed on charges related to the case but… Read more

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Rome Police: Teen, 16, facing murder charge, to be tried as adult in shooting death of RHS junior Sincere Javier Estrada-Lopez on June 1.

Rome Police: Teen, 16, facing murder charge, to be tried as adult in shooting death of RHS junior Sincere Javier Estrada-Lopez on June 1.

    This update Thursday afternoon in the Sincere Javier Estrada-Lopez murder case:  Jevion Andrez Benham, 16, has been charged with murdering the rising Rome High junior, according to Rome Police. The statement:. The juvenile suspect in the Grady Avenue homicide (Sincere Estrada victim) has been charged with one count of Murder. He had his first appearance… Read more

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DNR: Body of 36-year-old man recovered following search for missing swimmer at Lake Allatoona.

DNR: Body of 36-year-old man recovered following search for missing swimmer at Lake Allatoona.

  From the state Department of Natural Resources: At approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, Game Wardens responded to a drowning call on Allatoona Lake near the Webster Ferry Landing. According to witnesses, a 36-year-old male fell from a pontoon boat and did not resurface. The search began immediately but was suspended for the… Read more

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State Patrol: Summerville man faces multiple charges, including 3 counts of aggravated assault against a peace officer, following chase that ends with wreck in Armuchee.

State Patrol: Summerville man faces multiple charges, including 3 counts of aggravated assault against a peace officer, following chase that ends with wreck in Armuchee.

    A Summerville man faces multiple charges, including three counts of aggravated assault against a peace officer, following a chase from Summerville into the Armuchee area early Monday. Arrested was Wyatt Keith Standfield, 26. According to the report from Georgia State Patrol Trooper J.L.Gass: On June 22, 2020, while patrolling in Floyd County, I heard… Read more

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Police: No witnesses to substantiate claims of downtown incident overnight

Police: No witnesses to substantiate claims of downtown incident overnight

  An amateur, after-the-fact video of an incident in the 300 block in downtown Rome early Saturday is being shared on Facebook. According to Assistant Chief Debbie Burnett with Rome Police, no incident was reported on Saturday night, but a call was received on Friday. “I’ve received information that this call actually occurred Friday night.… Read more

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Update: Missing Gordon County man found safe.

Update: Missing Gordon County man found safe.

3 p.m. Sunday update: Missing Gordon County man found safe per Sheriff Mitch Ralston. From Gordon Sheriff Mitch Ralston: Friday night, June 19, Charles David Bagley,  age 62, of Resaca, Georgia, was reported missing to the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office by a concerned neighbor. A family member told the investigating deputy that she had last spoken with… Read more

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Floyd County Courthouse to reopen on Monday June 22 after two week quarantine for all employees. Face masks now required for all entering building.

Floyd County Courthouse to reopen on Monday June 22 after two week quarantine for all employees. Face masks now required for all entering building.

The Floyd County Courthouse will reopen as planned on Monday, June 22 at 8 a.m. following a two-week closure due to COVID-19 positive cases among 7 staff members. As of Friday afternoon, there have been no other positive cases reported, according to Logan Boss with NW Georgia Department of Public Health. When the Courthouse reopens,… Read more

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Georgia State Patrol: Calhoun man rescued from burning vehicle by witnesses after crash; airlifted to Grady Hospital.

Georgia State Patrol: Calhoun man rescued from burning vehicle by witnesses after crash; airlifted to Grady Hospital.

  A Calhoun man, David Conlon, age 33, was airlifted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta following a crash in Murray County late Thursday. Witnesses removed the man from his burning vehicle before rescue crews arrived. From Georgia State Patrol: On June 18, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Vehicle #1 (2000 Nissan Xterra) was westbound on SR… Read more

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Rome Police, 16 area pastors trying to expand communication, build trust within the community.  ‘We need to support our police department from the pulpit.’

Rome Police, 16 area pastors trying to expand communication, build trust within the community. ‘We need to support our police department from the pulpit.’

  Amid the endless television footage and boldheadlines, senior officers with the Rome Police Department met with community pastors at Cornerstone Church over lunch on Monday, Senior Pastor Jody Hagerty says the pastors’ goal was to “help support the people of our community” amid all that’s happening. With the pastors being “responsible for a large part… Read more

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‘Back the Blue’ rallies in downtown Rome on Monday. Also: “We Matter” marks another strong crowd on Sunday.

‘Back the Blue’ rallies in downtown Rome on Monday. Also: “We Matter” marks another strong crowd on Sunday.

  Today: Back the Blue was organized by Tabitha Chapman of Rome. It moves from City Hall to the Law Enforcement building. The intent is to support police and remember officers fallen in 2020. "Back the Blue" rally in downtown Rome. GA, for law enforcement/first responders. @hometown @EmilieIkedaFOX5 @MarkWinneWSB pic.twitter.com/QtPwmjWZ80 — David Boylan (@DavidBoylan15) June 15,… Read more

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Autopsy: Rayshard Brooks was killed by two gunshots to his back. Atlanta officer fired.

Autopsy: Rayshard Brooks was killed by two gunshots to his back. Atlanta officer fired.

THE LATEST     PREVIOUSLY From CNN: At least 36 people have been arrested in Atlanta, the Atlanta Police spokesman tells CNN. Police fired tear gas at protesters and shut down an interstate as a Wendy’s where an Atlanta police officer shot and killed a black man was set on fire. One of the officers involved in the fatal shooting… Read more

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Update on collision on U.S. 27 at Gore Sublinga Road on Monday that left Rome man injured.

Update on collision on U.S. 27 at Gore Sublinga Road on Monday that left Rome man injured.

  This update Wednesday afternoon from the Georgia State Patrol: Vehicle 1, a Jeep Wrangler driving by Austin T. Parker. 22, of Summerville, was was traveling south on U.S. 27 while vehicle 2, a Ford F-150 driven by Patrick W. McClain, 35, of Rome, was headed north. Vehicle 1 failed to  maintain a lane and… Read more

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