Category Archives: Crimewatch

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. Bartow County Jail report: Name In Custody Race… Read more

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Three-vehicle accident on North Broad at N Avenue with injuries; please avoid the area.

Three-vehicle accident on North Broad at N Avenue with injuries; please avoid the area.

    Several photos and reports this morning from a serious collision on North Broad Street at N Avenue. As shown, one vehicle was flipped onto its roof from the impact. Those providing the above photos said the collision looked very serious and crews were said to be helping to free one of those involved… Read more

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For the second time in a month, a teacher is in custody on charges of Internet sex crimes involving a minor, jail records show.

For the second time in a month, a teacher is in custody on charges of Internet sex crimes involving a minor, jail records show.

A second teacher in a month has been charged with aggravated child molestation, obscene Internet contact with a child and other counts by the Floyd County Police Department. Michael David Powers, 36, of Tunnel Hill, was arrested Tuesday on five counts by Investigator Misty Pledger, Floyd County Jail records show. The arrest occurred in Shannon… Read more

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Video shows armed suspect holding up Floyd County convenience store last week; police seek help in finding the man.

Video shows armed suspect holding up Floyd County convenience store last week; police seek help in finding the man.

Floyd County Police seek the community’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect. Vividly clear security video shows the armed suspect enter the A1 Food & Beverage on Jan. 15 and confront the clerk. Those with potential leads are asked asked to call  Sgt. Jordan Clayton at 706-314-1861. Read more

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Two accidents on I-75 earlier today. Earlier: Turner McCall accident cleared.

Two accidents on I-75 earlier today. Earlier: Turner McCall accident cleared.

Not an everyday image from I-75: This accident on I-75 north between Red Top and Main Street exits slowed traffic a bit Thursday morning.  Below, a look at the impact of a second accident on the interstate. Roads are all now clear… The above Google map, from 8:05 a.m., shows the congestion on Turner McCall… Read more

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WBHF’s latest updates: Residential fire claims another Bartow County resident. Second fatal fire, third victim since early December.

WBHF’s latest updates: Residential fire claims another Bartow County resident. Second fatal fire, third victim since early December.

\ Just weeks after an overnight blaze killed a Bartow County mother and daughter, fire officials are investigating another fatal blaze. Radio station WBHF AM 1450 and FM 100.3 reports a Sunday morning fire took the life of another person. The report says the fire occurred off Ga. 61 at Lingerfelt Way. The vicim’s name… Read more

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GBI asked to investigate death of a Floyd County Jail inmate, 55, who was found ‘unresponsive’ late Friday.

GBI asked to investigate death of a Floyd County Jail inmate, 55, who was found ‘unresponsive’ late Friday.

From the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office: On Jan. 7, 2022, shortly after 11 p.m., jail staff discovered David Lee Daniel, 55, unresponsive in his cell. Jail staff initiated lifesaving efforts and he was transported to a local hospital. Ultimately, jail staff and hospital personnel were unsuccessful in their lifesaving efforts and Mr Daniel was declared… Read more

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Four Rome residents charged with narcotics possession, other counts following investigation by the metro drug task force.

Four Rome residents charged with narcotics possession, other counts following investigation by the metro drug task force.

Four Rome residents have been jailed on drug and other charges following an investigation by the Rome-Floyd Metro Drug Task Force on Friday. Floyd County Jail records show they were arrested at 506 King St., listed as the home address of two of the suspects, Antarious D. Brown, 31, and Bobby Watkins, 52. Also arrested… Read more

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GBI: Investigation under way into Calhoun Police officer-involved shooting that left a 37-year-old burglary suspect dead.

GBI: Investigation under way into Calhoun Police officer-involved shooting that left a 37-year-old burglary suspect dead.

  THE LATEST From the GBI: The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Calhoun, Gordon County, GA. The Calhoun Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Thursday, January 6, 2022. One man was shot and has died. No officers were injured. Preliminary information indicates on January 6, 2022, at approximately 3:45 a.m., Calhoun Police Department officers responded… Read more

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Services for Ava Freeman set for Tuesday, Wednesday (Jan. 11-12) at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. A memorial service set for Jan. 16 for Matthew Hines.

Services for Ava Freeman set for Tuesday, Wednesday (Jan. 11-12) at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. A memorial service set for Jan. 16 for Matthew Hines.

Services for Matthew Hines, Ava Freeman. Daniel’s Funeral Home of Rome will be in charge of both services. From Daniel’s: Ava Mae Freeman, age 20, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Ava was born May 26, 2001. Visitation is from 6 until 8 p.m Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Pleasant Valley North Baptist… Read more

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Collision on Ga. 101 near Pleasant Valley Road slows north-south traffic Thursday night.

Collision on Ga. 101 near Pleasant Valley Road slows north-south traffic Thursday night.

Traffic on Ga. 101 near Pleasant Valley Road was slowed Thursday night by a collision as shown in these photographs from Tressa Baggett of Rome. Despite the damage, we’re told no serious injuries were reported. The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. Read more

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Rome woman, 24, killed in collision on I-75 north Wednesday morning that blocked traffic from LakePoint to Cartersville.

Rome woman, 24, killed in collision on I-75 north Wednesday morning that blocked traffic from LakePoint to Cartersville.

A Wednesday morning accident on I-75 north left a Rome woman dead and traffic stalled for hours. At one point, three of four northbound lanes on I-75 at Ga. 113 (near Kroger Marketplace) south to near LakePoint. The latest from the Georgia State Patrol: On Jan. 5, 2021, at 4:22 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol… Read more

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Updated: Five people arrested on interference with custody charges after 12-year-old Adairsville boy found safe.

Updated: Five people arrested on interference with custody charges after 12-year-old Adairsville boy found safe.

Adairsville Police report a missing 12-year-old boy has been found safe in Varnell following several days of searching for the youth. Police also say five people have been arrested on charges of interference with custody. Adairsville Police identified them as: Mandy Goins, Vester Preavette, Hawanda Preavette, Bridgett Gradyand Randy Mack Swaney. Each was charged with… Read more

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Funeral services held for second victim of Bypass/Blacks Bluff Road accident; celebration of life for the engaged couple is Sunday.

Funeral services held for second victim of Bypass/Blacks Bluff Road accident; celebration of life for the engaged couple is Sunday.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for a Rockmart man who died Tuesday following injuries sustained in a Dec. 26 accident in Floyd County that also claimed the life of  his fiance, Talor Bennett. Cody Holland was driving the vehicle that left the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road that Sunday morning. Floyd County Police said… Read more

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