Category Archives: Crimewatch

At least 16 arrested Tuesday on drug, other charges at four locations on Martha Berry by Metro Drug Task Force, Rome Police, sheriff’s office.

At least 16 arrested Tuesday on drug, other charges at four locations on Martha Berry by Metro Drug Task Force, Rome Police, sheriff’s office.

Floyd County Jail records show as many as 16 people were arrested Tuesday at four spots on Martha Berry Boulevard: 1105 (Relax Inn), 1204, 1803 (Economy Inn) and the intersection of West Ninth Street. The arrests were made by the Rome Floyd Metro Drug Task Force, Rome Police and Floyd County sheriff’s deputies, records show.… Read more

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GBI: Suspect in shootout with the Bartow sheriff’s office last week is in custody. Jail records show he faces eight counts including aggravated assault, obstruction of law officers.

GBI: Suspect in shootout with the Bartow sheriff’s office last week is in custody. Jail records show he faces eight counts including aggravated assault, obstruction of law officers.

The GBI reports that Justin Ray Green, age 39, has been arrested by the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force without incident. Neither officers nor Green were injured in the original incident or subsequent arrest. He was booked into Bartow County Jail Friday night. Jail reports show he’s charged with: Receipt, possession of transfer of a firearm… Read more

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Rome Police: Investigation continues into ‘shots fired’ call on Broad Street Friday night.

Rome Police: Investigation continues into ‘shots fired’ call on Broad Street Friday night.

It was a busy Friday night in downtown Rome. Teens enjoying an eighth-grade formal were in the prom-like best, walking up one side of Broad Street and then down the other. There was a wedding event — reception perhaps — nearby as well. The sidewalk tables in front of most of the restaurants were full… Read more

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Floyd Police seek suspect in armed robbery of Dollar General in Lindale. With 44-second video, four pictures.

Floyd Police seek suspect in armed robbery of Dollar General in Lindale. With 44-second video, four pictures.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Floyd County Police Department (@floydcountypolice) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Floyd County Police Department (@floydcountypolice) \ On Instagram? Please click here for a video.   Floyd County Police ask the community’s help in finding the suspect in an armed robbery of the… Read more

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Floyd Police charge two men in computer/child sex cases Thursday — one from Rome, one from Bremen.

Floyd Police charge two men in computer/child sex cases Thursday — one from Rome, one from Bremen.

  Two men were in the Floyd County Jail on Thursday night, each facing charges related to children and obscene material, records show. Robert Michael Byers, 33, of Rome is charged with two counts of computer pornography, possession or control of material depicting a minor in sexually explicit contact and probation violation. He was being… Read more

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26-year-old Rome man dies following Monday afternoon shooting on Fay Street off Shorter Avenue.

26-year-old Rome man dies following Monday afternoon shooting on Fay Street off Shorter Avenue.

Media release: The Rome Police Department is investigating the shooting of Jasper Jermaine Brewster III, 26, of a Redmond Road address. On May 17, at 4:39 p.m., a “shots fired call” was reported in the area of117 Fay St. During the scan of the area, officers were led to the residence where a black male… Read more

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Georgia Supreme Court upholds the murder conviction of the man sentenced to two life terms in the murder of an east Floyd County couple in 2015.

Georgia Supreme Court upholds the murder conviction of the man sentenced to two life terms in the murder of an east Floyd County couple in 2015.

  The Georgia Supreme Court, by a unanimous vote, has upheld the conviction of Emerson Mack Abbott Jr., who was convicted of killing an eastern Floyd County couple, Myra and James Reeves, at their home in January 2015.  Justices ruled his attorney’s claims of a deal being made for testimony were “pure speculation.” For more,… Read more

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Floyd Police charge two men in separate child/sex cases Thursday.

Floyd Police charge two men in separate child/sex cases Thursday.

  A Lindale man and a Rome man are in the Floyd County Jail Friday morning, each held in what appears to be separate chases involving sex and children, records show. Jonathan David Yarbrough, 21, of Lindale faces four counts after being arrested by Brittany Heffelfinger of the Floyd County Police Department on Thursday: electronically… Read more

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GBI: Agency investigating officer-involved shooting where 17-year-old pointed gun at deputies, one of whom then shot him several times (injuries not life-threatening).

GBI: Agency investigating officer-involved shooting where 17-year-old pointed gun at deputies, one of whom then shot him several times (injuries not life-threatening).

From the GBI: On Monday, May 10, 2021, the GBI was requested by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting. Preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Isiah Gabriel Young, 17, was observed walking on Azalea Drive SE in Cartersville. Young… Read more

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Aragon woman charged with homicide by vehicle in Wax Road accident that killed a 73-year-old Cedartown resident; it was Floyd’s 13th fatality of 2021.

Aragon woman charged with homicide by vehicle in Wax Road accident that killed a 73-year-old Cedartown resident; it was Floyd’s 13th fatality of 2021.

  Eylonda Kay Luker, 56, of Aragon has been charged with homicide by vehicular/second degree — a misdemeanor following the 13th fatal accident in Rome/Floyd County since Jan. 1, according to Floyd County Jail reports. Initial reports from the Floyd County Police Department show the accident occurred at 7:40 a.m. May 3 on Wax Road… Read more

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Accident on Riverbend includes damage to NW Georgia Medical Center building; traffic still moving slow as wreck cleared.

Accident on Riverbend includes damage to NW Georgia Medical Center building; traffic still moving slow as wreck cleared.

    An accident Wednesday morning spun a vehicle into the side of the Northwest Georgia Medical Center building off Riverbend Drive before Riverbend Center. In addition to vehicle damage, the above photos shows some impact on the Riverbend side of the building. The traffic map below shows congestion continuing on Riverbend at 8:35 Wednesday… Read more

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Floyd County Police: Aggressive, distracted and impaired driving key factors in 13 fatalities on Rome/Floyd roads so far this year (video). New today: Rome Police stats showing a surge in wrecks, fatalities — and DUI arrests.

Floyd County Police: Aggressive, distracted and impaired driving key factors in 13 fatalities on Rome/Floyd roads so far this year (video). New today: Rome Police stats showing a surge in wrecks, fatalities — and DUI arrests.

A second video, from FCPD, appears below as well if some can’t hear the above. The Floyd County Police Department held a news briefing Tuesday afternoon to address this year’s increase in serious injury crashes and fatalities. Led by Sgt. Chris Fincher, the agency charted accidents so far this year, including three primary causes. Those… Read more

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Cedartown: 38-year-old man found shot to death; police, GBI investigating.

Cedartown: 38-year-old man found shot to death; police, GBI investigating.

  Media release: The Cedartown Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are working an investigation surrounding a suspected shooting death on Central Street. At approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 10, Cedartown Police responded to Central Street. Upon arrival, officers found an individual lying on the sidewalk, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. The… Read more

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Buzz: Chief Justice extends state judicial emergency for 30 days; most court operations returning to normal.

Buzz: Chief Justice extends state judicial emergency for 30 days; most court operations returning to normal.

Under an order signed Saturday by Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton, next Friday, May 14, deadlines will be reimposed on prosecutors for presenting cases to the grand jury involving detained adults and juveniles. The order is the 14th the Chief Justice has signed that extends for 30 days the Statewide Judicial Emergency… Read more

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Metro Drug Task Force arrests three Cave Spring relatives in drug case, jail records show.

Metro Drug Task Force arrests three Cave Spring relatives in drug case, jail records show.

  Three Cave Spring relatives face drug charges following arrests Friday by the Rome-Floyd Metro Drug Task Force. Floyd County Jail reports show: Jerrod W. Pledger, 25, of Morgan Dairy Road faces 12 counts including drug purchase and possession. Jerrod R. Pledger, 64, faces three drug counts. Candice S. Pledger, 51, was charged with two… Read more

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All clear. Earlier: Evening accident had Ga. 101 at Wax Road tied up.

All clear. Earlier: Evening accident had Ga. 101 at Wax Road tied up.

This accident scene has been cleared.        The commute on Ga. 101 is stacked up this Friday evening by an accident at the intersection of Wax Road and Ga. 101 just above the post office. Traffic is stalled northbound heading into Rome and slowed in the southbound lanes. Witnesses reported hearing a loud… Read more

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