Category Archives: Crimewatch

Services set for Rome man who died in a Monday evening accident on Ga. 101 near Dean Road in Polk County.

Services set for Rome man who died in a Monday evening accident on Ga. 101 near Dean Road in Polk County.

  A Rome man has died following an accident Monday evening on Ga. 101 near Dean Road in Polk County, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Killed was the lone driver, Jordan Dwight Conaway, 40, of Rome. The accident occurred at 7:19 p.m. and shut down the highway for several hours based on earlier police… Read more

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

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia 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. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips. Floyd County Jail:  4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m.   Bartow County… Read more

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Bartow sheriff: Suspect in child’s abduction (she’s now home safe) sought on kidnapping, assault, stalking and weapon charges.

Bartow sheriff: Suspect in child’s abduction (she’s now home safe) sought on kidnapping, assault, stalking and weapon charges.

An abduction that triggered an Amber alert for a 2-year-old girl has turned into a manhunt now that the child is safely back with her mother, according to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. A Thursday morning media release (below) states that Ricky Lee Buttrom, 25, is sought on numerous charges includingL Kidnapping Aggravated assault Aggravated… Read more

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Norfolk Southern update: Neighbors report those stalled rail cars are finally gone along Glenn Milner.

Norfolk Southern update: Neighbors report those stalled rail cars are finally gone along Glenn Milner.

THE LATEST Unofficial but we’re reading in the Between the Rivers Facebook page that those stalled Norfolk Southern cars along Glenn Milner Boulevard have finally departed. They’d been sitting there for nearly two weeks. We’ll have updates soon.     Those rail car clogging the crossings at Glenn Milner Boulevard, between First and Sixth avenues,… Read more

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U.S. Attorney: Gordon County man sentenced in scheme to steal heavy equipment worth nearly $3 million from various dealers — while serving a 20-year prison sentence.

U.S. Attorney: Gordon County man sentenced in scheme to steal heavy equipment worth nearly $3 million from various dealers — while serving a 20-year prison sentence.

Media release: Damon Thomas Young, a/k/a Morgan Sylvia, has been sentenced for his fraud scheme to steal heavy equipment worth nearly $3 million from various dealers, while serving a 20-year state sentence as an inmate with the Georgia Department of Corrections. “Young schemed to steal millions of dollars’ worth of heavy equipment while serving a… Read more

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Rome Police seek community’s help in finding 41-year-old Rome man missing since Sept. 10.

Rome Police seek community’s help in finding 41-year-old Rome man missing since Sept. 10.

Rome Police, family and friends continue a nearly three-month search for a missing Rome man identified as James Kevin Bradshaw. The latest update follows: Media release: The Rome Police Department continues to investigate the disappearance of James Kevin Bradshaw, 41, of Rome. Police are asking for the assistance of Floyd County residents, businesses, and/or visitors for… Read more

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Two-vehicle accident on Ga. 101 at Pleasant Valley kills 50-year-old Silver Creek man, injures two others Saturday afternoon.

Two-vehicle accident on Ga. 101 at Pleasant Valley kills 50-year-old Silver Creek man, injures two others Saturday afternoon.

A Silver Creek man has died following a two-vehicle collision on Ga. 101 and Pleasant Valley Road SE. Scotty Anthony Garner, who turned 50 in September, died from injuries sustained in the crash, says Assistant County Coroner Brent Whatley. Floyd County Police Officer Benji Newport says the accident was called in around 12:50 p.m. Saturday.… Read more

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Rome Police, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office earn reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Rome Police, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office earn reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Media release: On Nov. 18, 2021 the Rome Police Department and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office once again rose to that high standard that the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) expects. CALEA is an International Accreditation Commission that certifies Law Enforcement Agencies all over the world by promoting and ensuring that best… Read more

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Insurance commissioner: Mount Vernon Mills fire was an arson case, causing several million dollars in damage. $10,000 reward offered.

Insurance commissioner: Mount Vernon Mills fire was an arson case, causing several million dollars in damage. $10,000 reward offered.

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Chattooga County fire was intentionally set. The fire occurred at approximately 7:21 a.m. on Oct. 30 at Mount Vernon Mills in Trion. The fire caused several million dollars worth of damage to the 181-year-old, 1,000,000-square-foot plant. “Investigators determined that the fire originated on the… Read more

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Truck fire at I-75 and Red Top Mountain has both north, sound traffic jammed; rescue under way — Bartow sheriff’s office.

Truck fire at I-75 and Red Top Mountain has both north, sound traffic jammed; rescue under way — Bartow sheriff’s office.

From the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office: “Avoid I-75 at Red Top Mountain Road (Exit 285) both northbound and southbound for the next several hours if possible. The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is assisting emergency rescue efforts for several crashes including a tractor trailer fire southbound under Red Top. Expect delays, lane and possibly closures in… Read more

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Fire heavily damages building/warehouse off Dean Avenue early Sunday. Cause under investigation; extensive damage, structural collapse reported. Photos and video.

Fire heavily damages building/warehouse off Dean Avenue early Sunday. Cause under investigation; extensive damage, structural collapse reported. Photos and video.

THE LATEST Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewning says the fire was reported at 2:06 a.m. Sunday and that Floyd 911 received multiple calls. Firefighters arrived at 1511 Dean Ave. to find flames shooting through the roof. As of midday Sunday, the cause of the blaze remained under investigation in part because crews can’t get into… Read more

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Courts: Final two suspects in the Neo Nazi terror group charged in Floyd County in January 2020 sentenced Friday.

Courts: Final two suspects in the Neo Nazi terror group charged in Floyd County in January 2020 sentenced Friday.

From the AJC, Saturday morning: Two more members of a neo-Nazi terror cell based in Floyd County pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to murder a Bartow County couple, with one saying that he was pushed to violence after being discriminated against for his fascist beliefs. Superior Court Judge John Niedrach sentenced Luke Austin Lane, 23, to… Read more

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Suspect in horrific beating broadcast live on Instagram captured in Cedartown.

Suspect in horrific beating broadcast live on Instagram captured in Cedartown.

Clayton County Police have confirmed the final suspect in a woman’s beating that was carried live on Instagram Halloween night was captured in Cedartown on Tuesday. Danielle Moose, 28, was captured in a situation involving multiple law enforcement agencies. Floyd County’s SWAT team was deployed to the address on Tuesday, the second consecutive day the… Read more

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Investigation continues into work-place accident that killed a 58-year-old man off Floyd Springs Road.

Investigation continues into work-place accident that killed a 58-year-old man off Floyd Springs Road.

Federal authorities are continuing their investigation into a work-place accident off Floyd Springs Road in the Armuchee community that killed one man. David Garren, 58, of Cleveland, Tenn., died from a resulting fire/electrocution a boon hit power lines while a feed silo was being unloaded, says Floyd County Deputy John Hamilton. The federal Occupational Safety… Read more

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Remembering George Wheeler, 65, beloved Polk County teacher who died last week in a collision.

Remembering George Wheeler, 65, beloved Polk County teacher who died last week in a collision.

Remembering George Wheeler On November 8, 2021, our beloved son, husband, daddy, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, adopted father figure, and friend transitioned from labor to reward. George, affectionately known as “Bubba,” “George Edward,” or “Wheeler,” was born on June 11, 1956, to Lillie Vera Wheeler and the late Edward Wheeler. George accepted Christ at an… Read more

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Acworth man faces murder charges in the death of a Rome mother of four.

Acworth man faces murder charges in the death of a Rome mother of four.

An Acworth man faces murder and other charges following a weekend shooting that left a Rome woman dead. Calvin Bernard Crockett Jr., 42, is charged with felony murder; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; purchase/possession/distribution of marijuana; aggravated assault; tampering with evidence; and terroristic threats and acts, according to Floyd County Jail reports.… Read more

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Updated: Cartersville man sentenced to 14 years following federal investigation into drug distribution ring that included the finding of a woman’s dismembered body in Bartow in August 2019.

Updated: Cartersville man sentenced to 14 years following federal investigation into drug distribution ring that included the finding of a woman’s dismembered body in Bartow in August 2019.

  Here’s another look at the sentencing in the drug conspiracy case tied to Courtney Dubois’ death. It offers expanded detail and reaction from her father. Please click WVNews. Media release: William Gregory Chappell, of Cartersville was sentenced today to  14 years for drug distribution and firearms charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II… Read more

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