Category Archives: Crimewatch

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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Polk County Police: Chase that started in Gordon County, continued through Floyd ends in Rockmart with Rome man’s arrest (as bystanders played the ‘Cops’ theme nearby).

Polk County Police: Chase that started in Gordon County, continued through Floyd ends in Rockmart with Rome man’s arrest (as bystanders played the ‘Cops’ theme nearby).

From Polk County Police: On Tuesday (Nov. 9), officers with the Uniformed Patrol Division were dispatched to the area of Highway 101 in reference to another agency in pursuit of a motorcycle with a male subject on it. The pursuit began in Gordon County, and then swapped over to Floyd County. As the pursuit continued through… Read more

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Prepare for heavy traffic near Coosa Valley Fairgrounds again today for day two of Rome River Jam.

Prepare for heavy traffic near Coosa Valley Fairgrounds again today for day two of Rome River Jam.

Look for very heavy traffic today on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Ga. 293 as Rome River Jam packs the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. With some remote parking offered at State Mutual Stadium, you’re likely to see increased traffic on the Bypass. We recommend checking Google Traffic if you need to pass through that area. The headliner is… Read more

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

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

NOV. 8:  This page is retired. For the latest arrest information, please click here.   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,… Read more

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Georgia State Patrol: All passengers escape vehicle that caught on fire after bizarre crash on I-75 Friday afternoon.

Georgia State Patrol: All passengers escape vehicle that caught on fire after bizarre crash on I-75 Friday afternoon.

  From the Georgia State Patrol: Two vehicles were traveling north on I-75. Vehicle #1 was in the middle lane and vehicle #2 was in the left lane. Driver #1 lost control of the vehicle and rotated counter-clockwise, in front of vehicle #2 and off the west side of the interstate. Vehicle #1 struck the… Read more

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Updated: Rome woman, 79, dies in accident on I-75 in Emerson; two others injured.

Updated: Rome woman, 79, dies in accident on I-75 in Emerson; two others injured.

From Emerson Police Chief Kyle Teems: On Wednesday, Nov. 3, at approximately 7:38 p.m., a Chrysler 300 driven by 79-year-old Joan Terrell from Rome was traveling north on I-75 just north of Red Top Mountain Road when the vehicle left the west side of the roadway for unknown reasons, crossing over the median into the southbound… Read more

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22nd person this year dies on Rome/Floyd roads; victim was a 31-year-old Euharlee man.

22nd person this year dies on Rome/Floyd roads; victim was a 31-year-old Euharlee man.

  Services are set for a 31-year-old man killed in an accident on the Bypass near Wilbanks Road just off U.S. 411 on Sunday. Killed was TiMon Davier Adams of Euharlee, according to Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor. Wright Memorial Mortuary, in a death notice, said Adams died  “after sustaining serious injuries from a car… Read more

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Thatcher’s barbecue in Summerville spent Tuesday cleaning up from fire near smoker.

Thatcher’s barbecue in Summerville spent Tuesday cleaning up from fire near smoker.

  From Thatcher’s Barbecue & Grille, Summerville: “As most of you have probably seen online, we did have a fire inside of our building (Monday) that started in our smoker and was contained there thankfully with the help of the Summerville Fire Department who reacted quickly to put it out. “We are closed on Mondays… Read more

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State: Accidental fire that started near power strip led to death of Garden Lakes woman and severe injuries of her husband.

State: Accidental fire that started near power strip led to death of Garden Lakes woman and severe injuries of her husband.

  Media release: Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Sung Park, 90, was killed in a Floyd County fire that occurred at 1:55 a.m. on Monday, October 4th. The fire moderately damaged the home on Donley Drive in Rome. “This unfortunate event claimed the life of Mrs. Park and severely… Read more

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Euharlee Police Chief: Speeders in front of Euharlee Elementary, Woodland Middle to be targeted by Photo Speed Enforcement System.

Euharlee Police Chief: Speeders in front of Euharlee Elementary, Woodland Middle to be targeted by Photo Speed Enforcement System.

Media release from Police Chief Jody Matthews: Euharlee Police Department will begin an Automated Traffic Enforcement Speed Device program at two schools to increase safety for students, parents, teachers and anyone else traveling through the school zones. As a part of the program, speed studies were conducted across the county during school hours for a… 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.

THIS PAGE HAS BEEN RETIRED. 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. No… Read more

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Rome Police: ‘There is no evidence of an attempted abduction’ outside a Rome medical office — or other locations — this week.

Rome Police: ‘There is no evidence of an attempted abduction’ outside a Rome medical office — or other locations — this week.

For the past 36 hours, area Facebook posts have shared “reports” spawned by a situation outside a medical office The initial report has been embelished to include other locations, similar events, the overall appearance of the victim, etc. All are false, based on Rome Police reports and statements. At 1:10 Thursday afternoon, following two days… Read more

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