Category Archives: Crimewatch

GBI names Rome native and Calhoun office supervisor Brian Johnston to serve as Special Agent in Charge of the agency’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit.

GBI names Rome native and Calhoun office supervisor Brian Johnston to serve as Special Agent in Charge of the agency’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit.

Media release: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announces the promotion of Brian Johnston to Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. SAC Johnston will be responsible for supervision of the staff assigned to this statewide unit that conducts both proactive and reactive investigations involving child exploitation to… Read more

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State Patrol: Rockmart man dies from injuries sustained in worksite accident on U.S. 27 near Chattooga/Floyd line.

State Patrol: Rockmart man dies from injuries sustained in worksite accident on U.S. 27 near Chattooga/Floyd line.

From the Georgia State Patrol: On Sept. 29, at 4:19 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 38 Rome was requested to investigate a fatal traffic crash involving a pedestrian on U.S. 27 in Chattooga County. An electrical contractor worker walked onto the highway to block traffic in the outside southbound lane. Another employee was backing… Read more

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Gordon sheriff: Suspect faces eight counts after standoff as deputies answered disturbance call off Old Dalton Road.

Gordon sheriff: Suspect faces eight counts after standoff as deputies answered disturbance call off Old Dalton Road.

Gordon County Sheriff’s Office media release: At about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Gordon County deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence on Old Dalton Road near Calhoun in response to a 911 report of a domestic disturbance involving a man armed with a knife. Deputies arrived within 8 minutes and encountered the man, subsequently identified… Read more

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Woman injured in Sept. 8 tractor trailer/Prius collision on Ga. 140/Old Dalton becomes 21st traffic death on Rome/Floyd roads.

Woman injured in Sept. 8 tractor trailer/Prius collision on Ga. 140/Old Dalton becomes 21st traffic death on Rome/Floyd roads.

  A Roswell woman has died from injuries sustained when her Prius was hit by a tractor-trailer on Ga. 140 and Old Dalton Road on Sept. 8. Jahna Kerr, 62, had been rushed to Erlanger in Chattanooga via an airlift. She died just before 9 p.m. Sept. 24 from the blunt force injuries sustained in… Read more

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Floyd County Police expanding investigation into youth pastor also facing two felony counts of aggravated child molestation.

Floyd County Police expanding investigation into youth pastor also facing two felony counts of aggravated child molestation.

Police are investigating alleged criminal conduct of a youth pastor after two adults came forward to disclose they were sexually abused by the man when they were children. The incidents occurred at his home in eastern Floyd County and at one other location. Christopher Matthew Codding, age 42, was arrested in July for two felony counts of… Read more

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State Patrol: Driver dies in third fatal accident in four days in Bartow County.

State Patrol: Driver dies in third fatal accident in four days in Bartow County.

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate at midday crash on U.S. 411 west of the U.S.  41 interchange that claimed on life Monday. It was the third fatal accident in Bartow County since Thursday and the second to occur on 411. According to the report: On Sept. 20, at 11:45 a.m., troopers responded… Read more

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Citing students ‘stealing teachers’ personal belongings to tearing urinals off of walls,’ Floyd Schools offering $100 rewards to help catch those taking part in social media ‘devious lick’ craze.

Citing students ‘stealing teachers’ personal belongings to tearing urinals off of walls,’ Floyd Schools offering $100 rewards to help catch those taking part in social media ‘devious lick’ craze.

Floyd County Schools’ security chief Rick Flanigen is warning parents and students about a “zero tolerance” policy regarding vandalism and thefts on campus associated with the TikTok social media craze known as the “Devious Lick Challenge.” A recent Washington Post article defines it as “an unusual phenomenon has rippled through schools across much of the… Read more

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Georgia State Patrol: Cartersville man, 22, dies in truck collision on U.S. 411; Ohio man, a passenger in an accident on I-75, sustains fatal injuries.

Georgia State Patrol: Cartersville man, 22, dies in truck collision on U.S. 411; Ohio man, a passenger in an accident on I-75, sustains fatal injuries.

  The Georgia State Patrol is investigating two fatal accidents in Bartow County. Both reports are preliminary. The latest: Accident claims 22-year-old Cartersville man: On Sept. 16, at 7 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 3 Cartersville was requested to investigate a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 411 near mile marker 6. The preliminary investigation shows… Read more

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16-year-old injured in Chattooga 4-wheeler accident has died. Earlier: Three teens injured in separate four-wheel accidents.

16-year-old injured in Chattooga 4-wheeler accident has died. Earlier: Three teens injured in separate four-wheel accidents.

One of two Chattooga County teens seriously injured in a Saturday four-wheeler accident has died. Joshua Hernandez-Solis, 16, was listed as the driver of the vehicle in the report compiled by the Georgia State Patrol. A 16-year-old girl also was injured. Josh was a sophomore at Trion High School and his arrangements are under the… Read more

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Traffic slowed on U.S. 411 near the Floyd/Bartow line Thursday morning.

Traffic slowed on U.S. 411 near the Floyd/Bartow line Thursday morning.

These photos from before 10 a.m. Thursday of a traffic headache on U.S. 411 near mile marker six before the Floyd/Bartow County line. This and overall wet conditions on area roads are making our commute a little difficult today, A reminder also about the repaving of Shorter Avenue traveling west from Redmond, a situation that… Read more

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Tuesday was First Responders/Public Safety Night at the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Tuesday was First Responders/Public Safety Night at the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Polk Police: Standoff with 20-year-old man with shotgun ends peacefully; he’s now receiving medical assistance.

Polk Police: Standoff with 20-year-old man with shotgun ends peacefully; he’s now receiving medical assistance.

Polk County Police media release: On Sept. 13, 2021, in the late afternoon hours, Patrol Officers with the Uniformed Patrol Division was dispatched to a Portland Road address in reference to a subject with a firearm. The Aragon Police Department responded as mutual aid assistance. Upon the arrival of the Patrol Officers, they made contact… Read more

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Services Sunday for second traffic fatality in Polk County this week. Georgia State Patrol still trying to learn the identity of the hit-and-run victim from earlier in the week.

Services Sunday for second traffic fatality in Polk County this week. Georgia State Patrol still trying to learn the identity of the hit-and-run victim from earlier in the week.

  Funeral services were held Sunday for an 84-year-old man killed in an accident on U.S. 27 south of the U.S. 278 interchange. He was the second person to die last week in a traffic accident in Polk County. The first victim had yet to be identified. According to the Georgia State Patrol: Just before… Read more

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Updated: Motorcyclist injured in accident on I-75 in Gordon County on Sunday; close call in Moped vs.  Kawasaki collision; Friday night collision kills three young Dalton-area women.

Updated: Motorcyclist injured in accident on I-75 in Gordon County on Sunday; close call in Moped vs. Kawasaki collision; Friday night collision kills three young Dalton-area women.

    It has been a rough Labor Day weekend on Northwest Georgia roads, from a serious motorcycle accident on I-75, another close call involving a motorcycle and Moped and an earlier collision that claimed three young lives — two at the scene and a third who died Saturday. They’re among the 15 people to… Read more

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