Category Archives: Crimewatch

Key events set as Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins next week.

Key events set as Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins next week.

Media release: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Hospitality House for Women is preparing to increase Rome-Floyd County’s awareness and knowledge of DV, as well as breaking down barriers for victims. Hospitality House has been offering services and advocacy to victims/survivors of DV in Floyd County for more than 40 years. “Hospitality House has been fortunate… Read more

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Cleared:  Tanker truck fuel spill had Emerson/LakePoint northbound I-75 blocked this morning; all clear by 7:20 a.m.

Cleared: Tanker truck fuel spill had Emerson/LakePoint northbound I-75 blocked this morning; all clear by 7:20 a.m.

CLEARED: Accident; I-75 NB, Emerson-Allatoona Road CR 397, Bartow Co.. UPDATED Major headache this morning on I-75 northbound near LakePoint/Emerson exit. Georgia DOT reports Exit 283 is blocked because of a fuel spill from a tractor trailer. The ramp should reopen by 8 a.m. More from DOT: “This is a GA 511 travel alert for… Read more

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GBI statement: Rome/Floyd SWAT team deployed to arrest Aycock; he refused to drop his weapon and died from wounds he sustained. Two others at shooting scene jailed.

GBI statement: Rome/Floyd SWAT team deployed to arrest Aycock; he refused to drop his weapon and died from wounds he sustained. Two others at shooting scene jailed.

  Monday update: From the GBI: On Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region One office was requested to investigate an officer-involved shooting. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 2 p.m., the Floyd County/Rome PD SWAT Team was located in the area of 461 Chulio Road, Rome, to arrest Jeffery Tyler Aycock,… Read more

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WZQZ Radio: Renee Lanham, known for her work at Hair Benders, indicted by a  Chattooga County Grand Jury on charges related to husband’s muder two years ago.

WZQZ Radio: Renee Lanham, known for her work at Hair Benders, indicted by a  Chattooga County Grand Jury on charges related to husband’s muder two years ago.

  Radio station WZQZ 99.1 FM and AM 1180 reports Renee Lanham, known for her work at Hair Benders in downtown Rome, has been indicted by a  Chattooga County Grand Jury on “murder charges in connection with the shooting death of her husband over two years ago.”  According to the report: Chattooga County Sheriff Mark… Read more

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Woman airlifted with serious injuries after motorcycle and vehicle collide on Rome Bypass at Kingston Highway.

Woman airlifted with serious injuries after motorcycle and vehicle collide on Rome Bypass at Kingston Highway.

A woman was airlifted to a trauma hospital Saturday evening with serious injuries following a crash on the Rome Bypass at Kingston Highway involving a vehicle and a motorcycle. According to Floyd Police Officer Cody Lanier, the crash occured around 6:30 p.m. and shut down the bypass for short amount of time. A Jeep was… Read more

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Rockmart Police: Body of unidentified man found in creek; sent for autopsy at GBI Crime Lab for cause of death as investigation continues.

Rockmart Police: Body of unidentified man found in creek; sent for autopsy at GBI Crime Lab for cause of death as investigation continues.

Rockmart Police are investigating the death of an unidentified male whose body was found in a shallow creek behind the SunTrust Bank off Elm Street around 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Assistant Chief Jonathan Fuller says a nearby resident called E-911 after smelling a foul odor. Police began a search of the area and located… Read more

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Service restored: Nearly 500 Georgia Power customers without service Sunday night near Kingston following a car crash.

Service restored: Nearly 500 Georgia Power customers without service Sunday night near Kingston following a car crash.

UPDATED All service restored. PREVIOUSLY Nearly 500 customers are without power in Kingston at 8 p.m. Sunday because a “car crash with power pole. Georgia Power working to restore power,” reports the Bartow County Fire Department. The Georgia Power outage map reports restoration should be complete by 1 a.m. Monday. Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: GBI investigating death of female inmate at Gordon County jail

Gordon Sheriff: GBI investigating death of female inmate at Gordon County jail

Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 3:50 a.m. this morning (Sept 21), jail officers responded to an inmate experiencing a medical emergency in the county jail. Fire/Rescue and EMS personnel responded to the jail and were on-scene within minutes. The inmate, a 57 year old woman, was transported to Gordon Hospital where she was subsequently… Read more

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Paulding sheriff: Second arrest in August arson/murder case of a Rockmart man unravels 2017 homicide that ties into the latest victim and a drive-by shooting at the former home of another suspect in the original slaying.

Paulding sheriff: Second arrest in August arson/murder case of a Rockmart man unravels 2017 homicide that ties into the latest victim and a drive-by shooting at the former home of another suspect in the original slaying.

  Second arrest in recent arson/murder case also unwinds a string of other violent crimes, according to a release from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. Per the release, the arson/murder case also includes another homicide, a drive-by shooting and other crimes. Detectives believe the recent drive-by shooting and arson/murder cases were an attempt to silence… Read more

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All those police vehicles, blue lights spotted on the Bypass Thursday night likely were part of a ‘traffic enforcement network’ meeting hosted by RPD.

All those police vehicles, blue lights spotted on the Bypass Thursday night likely were part of a ‘traffic enforcement network’ meeting hosted by RPD.

We received lots of notes Thursday night about lots of law enforcement vehicles spotted on the Bypass in Rome. The first note came soon after about two dozen vehicles were spotted coming from the training center on Callier Springs Road. They had traveled to Dodd Boulevard and then left onto U.S. 411. The answer appears… Read more

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Two black dogs spotted in East Rome Thursday; it had been quiet since two wild dogs were captured earlier this week.

Two black dogs spotted in East Rome Thursday; it had been quiet since two wild dogs were captured earlier this week.

  An East Rome resident reports spotting two potential wild dogs on Thursday in their neighborhood. It is the first report we know of  for the remaining members of the pack of wild dogs that have been running in East Rome and Between the Rivers. No new sightings at Saint Mary’s School since two dogs… Read more

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State patrol: Collision on U.S. 27 in Armuchee injures two drivers; one taken by helicopter from the scene.

State patrol: Collision on U.S. 27 in Armuchee injures two drivers; one taken by helicopter from the scene.

A Wednesday afternoon collision on U.S. 27 near Stonebridge Drive and the former Piggly Wiggly critically injures one driver, according to the state patrol. From the Georgia State Patrol: A 2006 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling north on U.S. 27.  The Chevrolet traveled across the central turn lane and into the southbound lanes of the highway.… Read more

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Floyd County Police: Suspect who fired at officers still on the run; updated report on the exchange of gunfire, father’s arrest.

Floyd County Police: Suspect who fired at officers still on the run; updated report on the exchange of gunfire, father’s arrest.

  THE LATEST No arrest to report as of Thursday morning based on our early checks. Continuing updates throughout the day. WEDNESDAY Area law enforcement officers continue to search for Jefferey Tyler Aycock following what Floyd County Police Sgt. Chris Fincher describes as an exchange of gunfire during an attempted arrested Tuesday night. According to… Read more

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Drug Task Force: 20-plus arrested, $40,000 in meth seized as well as weapons, vehicles in Floyd/Polk drug investigation.

Drug Task Force: 20-plus arrested, $40,000 in meth seized as well as weapons, vehicles in Floyd/Polk drug investigation.

We have two reports on this case: Media release(Rome Police): On Sept. 17, 2019, the culmination of investigative efforts amongmultiple law enforcement agencies resulted in the seizure and recovery of more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine, numerous firearms, prescription pills, seizure of multiple vehicles, plus U.S. Currency. This resulted in the arrest of more than… Read more

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All clear at 8:45 a.m….Reports: Truck hits fence at Berry College, slowing morning commute into Rome. Best bet: Armuchee Connector.

All clear at 8:45 a.m….Reports: Truck hits fence at Berry College, slowing morning commute into Rome. Best bet: Armuchee Connector.

  Watch out if commuting into Rome from Armuchee or Chattooga County. Witnesses say a truck has gone off the embankment of U.S. 27 south and hit a fence at Berry College. A wrecker is on the scene are as Berry College police officers. The Google Traffic map is showing congestion in that area above… Read more

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State Patrol: Investigation continues into single-vehicle accident on U.S. 27 late Saturday that saw Cedartown resident ejected.

State Patrol: Investigation continues into single-vehicle accident on U.S. 27 late Saturday that saw Cedartown resident ejected.

From the Georgia State Patrol: Vehicle no. 1, a late model Ford Explorer, was traveling south on U.S. 27 in the inside lane of travel.  It began to rotate counter clockwise, picking up on the two driver-side wheels.  The vehicle struck the guardrail with its undercarriage continuing south.   The Explorer then began to flip, ejecting… Read more

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Forsyth Sheriff’s Office: Calhoun man, 20, among 24 arrested in child sex sting.

Forsyth Sheriff’s Office: Calhoun man, 20, among 24 arrested in child sex sting.

Jackson Cain Butler, 20, of Calhoun In context: Twenty-four suspects, including 20-year-old Jackson Cain Butler of Calhoun, have been arrested in a massive child sex sting conducted by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Charges include Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act and Trafficking of Persons for Labor or Sexual Servitude Media release:… Read more

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