Category Archives: Crimewatch

Updated: Ga. 101 collision kills Rome woman, injures Aragon couple, two others Sunday afternoon.

Updated: Ga. 101 collision kills Rome woman, injures Aragon couple, two others Sunday afternoon.

UPDATED FROM WRGA: A 32-year-old Rome man was killed and five others injured in a two-vehicle wreck on Ga. 101 at the Silver Creek Mini-Mart at 12:55 p.m. Sunday. According to Floyd County Police, a 2004 Ford Taurus driven by 35-year old Charles Slaton of Rome was traveling southbound behind a Honda Odyssey. The Odyssey… Read more

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Rome native and Model High graduate Vic Reynolds named director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Rome native and Model High graduate Vic Reynolds named director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Rome native Vic Reynolds,  currently the district attorney of Cobb County, has been named the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation by Gov. Brian Kemp. A former police officer, chief magistrate judge, prosecutor, and criminal defense attorney, Reynolds was elected District Attorney for Cobb County in 2012. He and his wife of 30 years, Holly (also… Read more

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Buzz: Feb. 11 blood drive offers a few extra incentives for county employees, other donors. Floyd County Republican Women meet Tuesday. Final days to vote early in Gordon County House race.

Buzz: Feb. 11 blood drive offers a few extra incentives for county employees, other donors. Floyd County Republican Women meet Tuesday. Final days to vote early in Gordon County House race.

Upcoming blood drive has something extra for Floyd County employees: Sure, the incentive is there — free refreshments (snacks) for all donors courtesy of The Sweet Bar. But for county employees, there’s another perk — a free police escort to the Law Enforcement Center if they donate blood on Monday, Feb. 11, between 7 a.m.… Read more

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Funerals begin Friday for the four victims slain in Rockmart the night of Jan. 24.

Funerals begin Friday for the four victims slain in Rockmart the night of Jan. 24.

THE LATEST Funeral services set for the four people who died following a shooting spree in Rockmart a week ago: Home going for Arkeyla Perry set for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at New Faith Christian Church, 1403 Northwest Drive, Atlanta, 30318. Remembering Dadrian Cummings, 18. Funeral services set for Friday, Feb. 1, at 2… Read more

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Update: Five injured in major accident on Highway 411 at Macedonia Road on Saturday night.

Update: Five injured in major accident on Highway 411 at Macedonia Road on Saturday night.

  Five people were injured and transported to the Floyd Medical Center after a two-vehicle crash shut down parts of U.S. 411 (GA-20) at Macedonia Road on Saturday night. From Georgia State Patrol: There were two vehicles.  Vehicle #1 was a Ford Escape, and Vehicle #2 was a Chevrolet Cobalt. A total of five people were… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff seeks public’s help to find a fugitive wanted on rape and child molestation charges.

Gordon Sheriff seeks public’s help to find a fugitive wanted on rape and child molestation charges.

  Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating JAMES SHAMAR BOWDEN. He is being sought for the offenses of Rape and Child Molestation. He has no fixed address but stays in and about the Calhoun area. He is described as follows: a black/male; age 33 years;… Read more

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Suspect charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, 11 other counts in accident that claimed Cartersville man’s life earlier this week.

Suspect charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, 11 other counts in accident that claimed Cartersville man’s life earlier this week.

  Daniel Allen Jones of Cartersville faces homicide by vehicle, DUI and 13 other charges following an accident Tuesday that killed another man, according to Bartow County Jail reports. Jones’ additional charges include: Possession of meth and probation violation (both felonies) as well as misdemeanor counts of reckless driving, removing/affixing tag with intent to conceal… Read more

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GBI identifies the four people killed, man critically wounded in Thursday night’s shootings. Search continues for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect from Cartersville.

GBI identifies the four people killed, man critically wounded in Thursday night’s shootings. Search continues for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect from Cartersville.

  THE LATEST From the GBI: The victims in the double homicide investigation in Rockmart have been identified as: 319 Williamson St. shooting Helen Rose Mitchell ,48, Deceased Jaequnn Davis,19, Deceased Peerless Brown, 24, Hospitalized 503 Rome St. shooting. Arkeyla Perry, 24, Deceased Dadrian Cummings, 26, Deceased The suspect: Daylon Delon Gamble is 27 years old. Bartow… Read more

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Update: Georgia Highlands ‘cleared’ to resume normal hours on Friday. Earlier: ‘Credible threat’ by an Atlanta student attending GHC’s Bartow campus. Case turned over to prosecutors.

Update: Georgia Highlands ‘cleared’ to resume normal hours on Friday. Earlier: ‘Credible threat’ by an Atlanta student attending GHC’s Bartow campus. Case turned over to prosecutors.

THE LATEST From Georgia Highlands, 5:18 p.m. “GHC has been cleared by local law enforcement to reopen on Friday (Jan. 25) to resume normal operations.” From Floyd County Police, 5 p.m. A credible threat that was made Thursday by a student from Georgia Highlands College has been determined to be outside the jurisdiction of the Floyd… Read more

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Missing Gordon County man found safe.

Missing Gordon County man found safe.

From the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office: “The missing person, Grady Hill Silver, has been located safe.” WXIA reports he was located in Columbus, Ga. PREVIOUSLY On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person from Baxter Road in the Red Bud community. Grady Hill Silver, age 88, was last seen on… Read more

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Updated: 35-year-old Rome man found dead off Lindsey Road in Armuchee with “no obvious signs of trauma”; Body being sent to GBI Crime Lab for autopsy.

Updated: 35-year-old Rome man found dead off Lindsey Road in Armuchee with “no obvious signs of trauma”; Body being sent to GBI Crime Lab for autopsy.

Saturday morning update: Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor has identified the deceased as Matthew Thompson, age 35, or Rome. His body is now at the GBI Crime Lab with toxicology results pending. According to Proctor, Thompson was transient, known “to be living on the streets” and was last seen by his parents in early December.… Read more

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Cedartown man died in in collision on U.S. 27 near Meadow Lakes Friday morning.

Cedartown man died in in collision on U.S. 27 near Meadow Lakes Friday morning.

  THE LATEST From WGAA 1340 AM and 106.1 FM: Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier has identified the victim as 57-year-old Billy Joe Carnes of a Cedartown address. He was pronounced dead on the scene from significant blunt force trauma. Cedartown Fire & Rescue had to extricate Carnes from the car. From the Georgia State… Read more

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Murder investigation under way as Hays State Prison inmate dies following attack Thursday.

Murder investigation under way as Hays State Prison inmate dies following attack Thursday.

  Media release: The Georgia Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate at Hays State Prison in Trion  as a suspected homicide. On Jan. 17, at approximately 11:57 a.m., inmate Marion Luke was assaulted by another inmate.  Medical personnel and staff responded and took him to medical, awaiting the arrival of Emergency… Read more

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Man dies in fire on Barnsley Gardens Road; body sent to GBI crime lab for identification. Two others were able to escape. It was the second fatal fire in the region in two days.

Man dies in fire on Barnsley Gardens Road; body sent to GBI crime lab for identification. Two others were able to escape. It was the second fatal fire in the region in two days.

Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton confirms the death of a man in a fire Tuesday morning off Barnsley Gardens Road. The man’s body has been sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy and to confirm his identity, Guyton says. The fire was worked by the Bartow County Fire Department, according to WBHF 1450… Read more

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Calhoun officer injured following accident as he chased a suspect; second CPD officer injured in the line of duty since Dec. 11.

Calhoun officer injured following accident as he chased a suspect; second CPD officer injured in the line of duty since Dec. 11.

Media release: Calhoun Police were involved in an early morning chase that began on North Wall Street and came to an end on I-75 after the officer involved crashed his patrol car while attempting to stop the suspect vehicle. The chase started around 12:04 a.m. after an officer noticing the suspect vehicle driving without headlights.… Read more

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Update on Monday morning crash with Floyd Sheriff’s deputy, inmates: Two inmates, another motorist injured.

Update on Monday morning crash with Floyd Sheriff’s deputy, inmates: Two inmates, another motorist injured.

  From WRGA: Three people were injured following a wreck involving a Floyd County Sheriff’s Office vehicle on I-75 Monday morning. The wreck occurred around 7:18 a.m. near mile marker 265 in Cobb County. According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was transporting two inmates when the wreck occurred. According to the Georgia… Read more

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