Category Archives: Crimewatch

Wallace Chambers Jr., wanted in the murder of a 74-year-old Rome man last week, surrenders at the Floyd County Jail; faces three counts.

Wallace Chambers Jr., wanted in the murder of a 74-year-old Rome man last week, surrenders at the Floyd County Jail; faces three counts.

  Wallace Junior Chambers Jr. has surrendered at the Floyd County Jail, according to Debbie Burnett, Rome’s assistant police chief. Chambers had been sought since soon after a shooting Thursday that left Johnny Lewis Price dead. Chambers is being held without bond at the Floyd County Jail on three counts: Murder, aggravated assault and probation… Read more

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From Tuesday evening: Gas leak on Second Avenue had traffic backed up; parts of 200 block evacuated; all clear within an hour.

From Tuesday evening: Gas leak on Second Avenue had traffic backed up; parts of 200 block evacuated; all clear within an hour.

Tuesday’s rush hour was more intense than usual after a gas leak was reported on Second Avenue near Broad Street. In addition to traffic snarls, some parts of the 200 block of Broad Street were evacuated as a precaution. The leak was secured and the area returned to normal soon afterward. PREVIOUS REPORT Consider the… Read more

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Bartow Sheriff’s Office: Estranged couple, White resident identified as the victims in Saturday’s murder-suicide.

Bartow Sheriff’s Office: Estranged couple, White resident identified as the victims in Saturday’s murder-suicide.

Short video from the shooting scene courtesy of WBHF 1450 AM and 100.3 FM. For more: WBHF MONDAY The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is releasing additional information about Saturday’s murder-suicide investigation. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, the three persons involved have been identified as Nayeli Fernandez-Diaz, 34; Matthew McArthur, 42, both of White; and Jose… Read more

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Services set for Jared Holt, 27, who died in a traffic accident Saturday evening, set for Wednesday at Hollywood Baptist Church in Rome.

Services set for Jared Holt, 27, who died in a traffic accident Saturday evening, set for Wednesday at Hollywood Baptist Church in Rome.

REMEMBERING JARED HOLT Mr. Jared Christopher Holt, age 27 of Summerville, passed away Saturday June 1, 2019, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Jared was born in Rome, GA on November 14, 1991, son of Celia Greene Holt and James Craig Holt. He was a member of Hollywood Baptist Church in Rome and… Read more

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Polk County couple wounded after attacker shoots them while in bed. Chief Kenny Dodd: ‘It’s kind of a mystery.’

Polk County couple wounded after attacker shoots them while in bed. Chief Kenny Dodd: ‘It’s kind of a mystery.’

A violent few days in Northwest Georgia continued Sunday morning. WGAA AM 1340 and 106.1 FM confirms a Polk County couple is hospitalized Sunday afternoon following an overnight shooting at their home. Initial reports say the couple was in bed when shot with a single blast, apparently from a shotgun. Chief Kenny Dodd of the Polk… Read more

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Updated: Turner Chapel Road home fire ‘fully involved’ as crews arrived.

Updated: Turner Chapel Road home fire ‘fully involved’ as crews arrived.

Fire crews spent Sunday morning at the scene of a house fire at 107 Turner Chapel Road SE near the Kingston Highway end of the road just below Maplewood Drive. Floyd County 911 reports the fire was “fully involved” as crews arrived. The fire has been knocked down but crews continue to check for hot… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: Three arrested following pursuit of stolen vehicle reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Gordon Sheriff: Three arrested following pursuit of stolen vehicle reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 9 a.m. Friday morning (May 31), deputy sheriffs received a radio broadcast regarding a stolen vehicle travelling south on Interstate 75 in excess of 100 miles per hour. Deputies and a state trooper responded and initiated a pursuit which led the officers from the interstate onto State Route 53… Read more

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CNN: At least 11 dead, six others injured in Virginia Beach shooting. Suspected gunman also dead.

CNN: At least 11 dead, six others injured in Virginia Beach shooting. Suspected gunman also dead.

From CNN: At least 11 people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia, police chief James Cervera told reporters Friday night. The shooter is dead, Cervera said. It was unclear whether the shooter was among the 11 dead. The suspected gunman was an employee at the municipal… Read more

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Chaplain at Floyd Medical Center arrested on public indecency charges in Chattooga, no longer employed by hospital.

Chaplain at Floyd Medical Center arrested on public indecency charges in Chattooga, no longer employed by hospital.

The chaplain at Floyd Medical Center was arrested this week in Chattooga County on public indecency charges after a Chattooga County Sheriff’s Deputy caught him and a sixteen-year-old boy engaged in a sexual act on Lake View Circle in Summerville, according to a report from WZQZ-AM 1180 Chattooga: According to Sheriff Mark Schrader, Jack Foley and… Read more

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WVNews: A fourth Cartersville man arrested in drug indictment tied to death of woman who’s severed remains were found at the Bartow Co. Landfill last August.

WVNews: A fourth Cartersville man arrested in drug indictment tied to death of woman who’s severed remains were found at the Bartow Co. Landfill last August.

From WVNews.Com: Clarksburg, W. Va.– Another suspect has been arrested in a drug indictment in which one of the earlier defendants was charged with distribution of fentanyl resulting in the death of a 20-year-old Fairmont woman. Joel Macario Jimenez arranged for his surrender to deputy U.S. marshals at a business in Cartersville, Georgia, where he… Read more

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7:40 p.m. update: All clear, both lanes of US 27 Southbound past Georgia Highlands now reopened after crash. No injuries reported.

7:40 p.m. update: All clear, both lanes of US 27 Southbound past Georgia Highlands now reopened after crash. No injuries reported.

7:40 p.m. update: All clear on US 27 Southbound, both lanes reopened following crash. No traffic delays on Google Traffic Map. According to Ofc. Blake Puckett with Floyd County Police, a Honda Civic was travelling northbound and was attempted to turn left onto Booger Hollow Road. He did not yield to oncoming traffic and was… Read more

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Updated: 48-year-old Calhoun motorcyclist killed in fatal crash in Gordon County. Second motorcycle fatality this week.

Updated: 48-year-old Calhoun motorcyclist killed in fatal crash in Gordon County. Second motorcycle fatality this week.

  Update: Gordon Deputy Coroner Bo Nicholson has identified Robert Eugene Burns, age 48, of Calhoun as the motorcyclist killed in this morning’s crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. From Georgia State Patrol: On May 30, 2019, at approximately 5:40 a.m., Gordon County 911 center received a call of a crash involving a pickup… Read more

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A 40-year-old Rome man drowns at DeSoto Falls State Park in Alabama on Memorial Day holiday.

A 40-year-old Rome man drowns at DeSoto Falls State Park in Alabama on Memorial Day holiday.

From AL.com:  The DeKalb County Deputy Coroner has confirmed Joseph Nicholas Cantrell (age 40) of Rome, Ga., died Monday morning around 11:15 a.m. at DeSoto Falls State Park. Crews worked to locate the body of a 40-year old man who drowned at DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne. DeKalb County Coroner Tom Wilson said the incident happened… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: Woman found stabbed at Resaca home, her son arrested in the assault. Victim remains in hospital.

Gordon Sheriff: Woman found stabbed at Resaca home, her son arrested in the assault. Victim remains in hospital.

Gordon Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 11:20 p.m. last night (May 27), deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence on Landing Drive near Resaca in response to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies found a 63-year-old woman who had sustained several stab/cut wounds and other injuries. The victim was removed from the scene… Read more

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A 73-year-old motorcyclist from Louisiana killed in crash in Cartersville on Sunday. Statewide traffic fatalities at 14 for Memorial Day holiday weekend.

A 73-year-old motorcyclist from Louisiana killed in crash in Cartersville on Sunday. Statewide traffic fatalities at 14 for Memorial Day holiday weekend.

From Georgia State Patrol: On May 26, at approximately 11:30 a.m., troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on GA 61 at Liberty Square Drive in Cartersville. Once on scene, it was determined the crash occurred between a motorcycle and a passenger car. The motorcycle driven by 73-year-old Joe Gersch of Louisiana attempted to leave a… Read more

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Georgia State Patrol: So far, 14 fatalities statewide for the Memorial Day holiday travel period including one worked by Cartersville Post.

It’s already been a rough holiday travel period on Georgia’s roads. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the Memorial Day Weekend statewide traffic fatality count is 14 as of noon today. One fatal crash was worked by Post 3-Cartersville on Sunday between a motorcyclist and passenger vehicle. Details Other fatal crashes worked by Post 13-Tifton (1), Post… Read more

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Updates: Floyd County Police officer involved in shooting identified. Suspect wounded in exchange with SWAT team remains hospitalized; GBI investigation continues. Woman living at shooting scene also arrested.

Updates: Floyd County Police officer involved in shooting identified. Suspect wounded in exchange with SWAT team remains hospitalized; GBI investigation continues. Woman living at shooting scene also arrested.

  LATEST UPDATES The officer who shot the occupant of a home on Kingston Highway Thursday morning has  been identified as a five year veteran of the Floyd County Police Department. Carlos Ribot, age 31, was serving a search warrant with the SWAT team at 1933 Kingston Highway on May 23 when a male occupant… Read more

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GBI media release on the Floyd County officer-involved shooting.

GBI media release on the Floyd County officer-involved shooting.

Media release: On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the GBI was requested by the Floyd County Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting on Kingston Highway, Rome, Floyd County, GA. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 6:20 AM, the Metro Drug Task Force and SWAT team were executing a warrant for drugs & weapons at… Read more

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11:10 a.m. update (text, video): SWAT, drug task force confront suspect off Ga. 293; shots fired; officers OK but suspect wounded. GBI investigating.

11:10 a.m. update (text, video): SWAT, drug task force confront suspect off Ga. 293; shots fired; officers OK but suspect wounded. GBI investigating.

THE LATEST 11:13 a.m.: From Floyd County Police: “Shots were fired this morning at around 6:30 a.m. when police were serving a search warrant at the residence of a known gang member. One man inside the house at 1933 Kingston Highway has non-life threatening injuries. No officers were injured. @gbi_ga investigating. @ Floyd County, Georgia.”… Read more

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