Category Archives: Crimewatch

Five children, ages 3 through 12, were found in the Bartow apartment on Sunday; obituaries now posted. The exact cause of death remains under investigation. How to help the family.

Five children, ages 3 through 12, were found in the Bartow apartment on Sunday; obituaries now posted. The exact cause of death remains under investigation. How to help the family.

  An online fund has been set up to help the Garcia family who lost five children earlier this week. Already, 740 people have donated more than $22,000 for funeral and related expenses. According to organizer Jessica Silva-Vasquez of Acworth: “Dear family, friends, and community. Here is once again the continuing fundraising we are doing for… Read more

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Coroner identifies woman who died in murder/attempted suicide in Cedartown Tuesday morning.

Coroner identifies woman who died in murder/attempted suicide in Cedartown Tuesday morning.

The 36-year-old woman who died in a murder/attempted suicide on Tuesday morning in Cedartown has been identified as Rekiesha Moore, according to Polk County Coroner Tony L. Brazier. Frantic calls to 911 between 6:45 and 7 a.m. alerted authorities to an altercation at 605 Jule Peek Ave. According to Brazier: Moore’s stepfather entered her apartment… Read more

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Kayakers find body of man believed to be in his late 50s in a creek off Seab Green Road in Polk County, coroner says.

Kayakers find body of man believed to be in his late 50s in a creek off Seab Green Road in Polk County, coroner says.

Two kayakers found the body of a man who appears to have been in his late 50s in Cedar Creek near Seab Green Road on Monday afternoon, according to Polk County Coroner Tony L. Brazier. The body was spotted amid some driftwood near a bridge over the creek by the pair, Brazier says. The man… Read more

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CrimeWatch: News on area arrests, law enforcement from across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch: News on area arrests, law enforcement from 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, crimefighting tips. Floyd County Jail:  4 a.m. 8 a.m. No changes from 4 a.m. 8 p.m.  Polk County Jail report:   Thursday: No additional… Read more

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Body found in Coosa creek identified as 36-year-old Kingston man; no cause of death yet.

Body found in Coosa creek identified as 36-year-old Kingston man; no cause of death yet.

Kenneth Grover Sprayberry, 36, has been identified as the man found in a creek in the Coosa community on Sunday, Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor says. A return trip to the creek led to the discovery of Sprayberry’s wallet, Proctor says. They were then able to contact family and friends who said Sprayberry had been… Read more

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Bartow County man held on murder, other charges.

Bartow County man held on murder, other charges.

A Cartersville man is in custody early Monday on charges of murder and possession of a firearm or knife while committing or attempting to commit certain felonies. Gary Thomas Posey, who lists a Sugar Valley Road address, was booked into the county jail on the two felony counts. He is being held without bond. We… Read more

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Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: News on area arrests, law enforcement from across Northwest Georgia. Calhoun man charged with aggravated child molestation, sex trafficking.

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: News on area arrests, law enforcement from across Northwest Georgia. Calhoun man charged with aggravated child molestation, sex trafficking.

This page has transitioned to a new edition. Click here A 43-year-old Calhoun man remains in the Floyd County Jail late Monday following his arrest on aggravated child molestation, traffficking of persons for sexual servitude and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a felony. Christoher Charles Baggett was arrested Monday by… Read more

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Power out near Riverside Parkway, RiverPoint Apartments, Celanese; 629 without service; restore time: 9:45 p.m.

Power out near Riverside Parkway, RiverPoint Apartments, Celanese; 629 without service; restore time: 9:45 p.m.

  The Riverside/Bypass outage has grown to two outages, taking in Celanese Village. There’s also a smaller outage near Jones Bend Road in the Armuchee area. Read more

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John James Shillibeer, wanted on more than a dozen burglary, theft and other counts in Northwest Georgia, booked into the Floyd County Jail.

John James Shillibeer, wanted on more than a dozen burglary, theft and other counts in Northwest Georgia, booked into the Floyd County Jail.

John James Shillibeer, a 31-year-old Rome man wanted on more than a dozen charges in Floyd County, has been booked into the Floyd County Jail following his arrest in Mississippi County, Ark., earlier this year. Floyd County Jail records show Shillibeer was booked into custody here on Thursday to face the numerous counts. He had been… Read more

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The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office to assist local pharmacies in delivering prescriptions for those 65 and older, or those disabled.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office to assist local pharmacies in delivering prescriptions for those 65 and older, or those disabled.

  Media release: The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is going to assist local pharmacies with the delivery of prescription medications. “We understand that the demand during this time of uncertainty can be overwhelming. That’s why we want to step in and help our citizens in any way we can,” says Sheriff Tim Burkhalter. “As an agency, we… Read more

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Rome Police: 20-year-old charged with involuntary manslaughter, four other counts after accidental shooting that killed a Cedartown man, 19.

Rome Police: 20-year-old charged with involuntary manslaughter, four other counts after accidental shooting that killed a Cedartown man, 19.

A 20-year-old Rome man remains in jail Monday morning on involuntary manslaughter and four other counts. Cameron Andrew Thornton of 2 1/2 S. Sycamore St. SW also is charged with willful obstruction of law enforcement officers, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm or knife in the commission of a felony and  possession of a firearm… Read more

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Gordon sheriff: Body of missing Calhoun man found Sunday in Emerson area.

Gordon sheriff: Body of missing Calhoun man found Sunday in Emerson area.

The body of a missing Gordon County man has been found in Emerson, according to Gordon Sheriff Mitch Ralston. According to previous reports from Ralston: Robert Shane Reeves, 56, was reported missing by family members on Thursday. Reeves was last seen at his home on Covington Lane at about 7:30 a.m. Police in Emerson (Bartow County)… Read more

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A week after losing 2-year son in tragic accident, Shannon couple welcomes another baby about 12 weeks premature.

A week after losing 2-year son in tragic accident, Shannon couple welcomes another baby about 12 weeks premature.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net It has been a traumatic week for Santana Kelley and her fiance Joshua Bryson, both of Shannon. The couple, along with their 2-year-old son Cohen, was struck by a suspected drunken driver as they were returning home after visiting Bryson’s mother in Blairsville. Cohen was pronounced dead at the hospital and Kelley,… Read more

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Suspected drunken driver in collision that killed 2-year-old Rome faces 14 charges.

Suspected drunken driver in collision that killed 2-year-old Rome faces 14 charges.

  From The News-Observer: Hunter Ethan Elliot, the 23-year-old Blue Ridge man charged in an accident that killed a Rome toddler and seriously injured two others, now faces 14 counts following that Sunday night collision. The latest According to the Georgia State Patrol: On Sunday, between 10:30 and 11 p.m., a 2008 Ford Escape was stopped… Read more

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(Updated) Three fatalities: Rockmart motorcyclist dies. Summerville woman, 22, killed in early Sunday collision. Emerson man identified as victim hit by a train late Saturday.

(Updated) Three fatalities: Rockmart motorcyclist dies. Summerville woman, 22, killed in early Sunday collision. Emerson man identified as victim hit by a train late Saturday.

  Rockmart motorcyclist killed early Sunday: Shane Elrod, 44, of Rockmart died instantly early Sunday after his motorcycle slid into a vehicle on Braswell Mountain Road around 1:47 a.m. Sunday, according to Polk County Coroner Tony L. Brazier. Elrod’s motorcycle slid into the approaching car and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:30… Read more

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Updates: Fire hits International Paper overnight; major structural damage; one employee treated for smoke inhalation.

Updates: Fire hits International Paper overnight; major structural damage; one employee treated for smoke inhalation.

THE LATEST Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewning reports that the blaze at International Paper caused significant structural damage late Saturday and early today. No firefighters were injured but one employee did sustain smoke inhalation and is said to be recovering. The fire was reported around 10:30 p.m. Saturday; the last crews left at 4 this… Read more

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