Category Archives: Crimewatch

No arrests following drug sweep at Rome High on Wednesday; pill bottle with suspect pot found in parking lot between vehicles.

No arrests following drug sweep at Rome High on Wednesday; pill bottle with suspect pot found in parking lot between vehicles.

UPDATE, Thursday afternoon: From Rome Police report (narrative): No arrests were made during the drug sweep at Rome High on Wednesday morning. Here’s a summary of some of the activity, including the discovery of suspect pot in a pill bottle on the ground between two vehicles: ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH 2019 I, OFFICER (JOSH) GLOVER,… Read more

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CPD: Cartersville pawn shop owner charged with ‘fencing’ merchandise stolen for Home Depot, Target, other stores.

CPD: Cartersville pawn shop owner charged with ‘fencing’ merchandise stolen for Home Depot, Target, other stores.

  Media release: On March 13, the Cartersville Police Department, along with Home Depot investigators and Target investigators, completed an investigation involving a local business believed to be involved in fencing stolen property. Investigators discovered William Mark Anderson of Acworth, the owner of Anderson Pawn Shop in Cartersville, was purchasing and selling retail merchandise stolen… Read more

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Floyd County Police: Neighbor charged with burglarizing Silver Creek home; also faces aggravated assault, obstruction charges.

Floyd County Police: Neighbor charged with burglarizing Silver Creek home; also faces aggravated assault, obstruction charges.

  Media release: A Silver Creek man has been arrested after a resident came home Wednesday afternoon to discover the suspect in his house. Colby Lee Pope, age 33, was arrested near his home after police scoured the woods and set up road blocks in the area to search for persons of interest. At 2:30 p.m., Floyd… Read more

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Rome’s accidents trends: The commute home each night sees the most wrecks by far. 59% of all wrecks involve driving too close to others. Overall accidents are up 16% so far this year; total injuries down 11%.

Rome’s accidents trends: The commute home each night sees the most wrecks by far. 59% of all wrecks involve driving too close to others. Overall accidents are up 16% so far this year; total injuries down 11%.

The story at a glance: We’re in too big a hurry to get home, it seems: A look at traffic accident patterns in January and February shows that in both months, the largest number of accidents occurred on the drive home (4 until 7 p.m. weekdays). And we’re still following too closely: 82 of the… Read more

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Saluting two of Northwest Georgia’s finest: Rome Police Capt. Rusty Blair, state patrol Trooper First Class Jeremy Battle.

Saluting two of Northwest Georgia’s finest: Rome Police Capt. Rusty Blair, state patrol Trooper First Class Jeremy Battle.

    From WRGA: Rome Police Capt. Rusty Blair was honored by Rome city commissioners during Monday’s meeting following his being named the department’s Officer of the year. Last May, he was named the Officer of the Month for his actions in apprehending a murder suspect. On May 17, a lookout was placed on a man… Read more

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All clear following accident on the bypass across from the soccer fields.

All clear following accident on the bypass across from the soccer fields.

THE LATEST Accident scene is all clear; traffic is back to normal. PREVIOUSLY Accident on the bypass across from the soccer fields: Emergency crews are on the scene of what appears to be a single-vehicle accident off the side of the Bypass southbound as you travel from Turner Chapel Road toward U.S. 411 Monday afternoon.… Read more

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Floyd, Bartow sheriff’s offices respond to Georgia Supreme Court’s ruling regarding ‘sexually dangerous predators.’ One such person in Floyd; four in Bartow.

Floyd, Bartow sheriff’s offices respond to Georgia Supreme Court’s ruling regarding ‘sexually dangerous predators.’ One such person in Floyd; four in Bartow.

Earlier this week, Georgia’s Supreme Court ruled a law mandating those deemed as a “sexually dangerous predator” who had finished their sentences no longer were required to wear electronic monitoring devices for the remainder of their lives. By a unanimous vote, the justices said it violated Fourth Amendment protections. Below is a response from the… Read more

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Bartow Schools: Threat made toward Adairsville High was false; ‘suspect now faces disciplinary action and charges could be pending.’

Bartow Schools: Threat made toward Adairsville High was false; ‘suspect now faces disciplinary action and charges could be pending.’

  Charges are under review after authorities investigated a false report of violence planned at Adairsville High School, part of the Bartow County School System. The following update was received Wednesday afternoon from Alisha Evans, communications director, Bartow County Schools: “Upon thorough investigation, Bartow County School Police, along with other local, state, and federal authorities,… Read more

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Services set for 2 p.m. Friday in Cedartown for 11-year-old found dead in Northeast Alabama last Saturday morning.

Services set for 2 p.m. Friday in Cedartown for 11-year-old found dead in Northeast Alabama last Saturday morning.

  Services are set for this Friday afternoon in Cedartown for the 11-year-old girl found strangled Saturday morning around 12 hours she disappeared from a relative’s home in Northeast Alabama.  Amberly Alexis Barnett Pope will be remembered in the service set for 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Cedartown. Nearly 200 messages have been left on… Read more

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Services set for mother of two killed Tuesday after her vehicle slid on an ice patch on Mathis Road.

Services set for mother of two killed Tuesday after her vehicle slid on an ice patch on Mathis Road.

Ms. Cami Sheree Ellis, age 31, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at a local hospital. Ms. Ellis was born in Marietta, Georgia, on April 20, 1987, daughter of Danny Ellis and the late Kristie Wade Ellis. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Rachel Wade, Bobby Ellis and Janice… Read more

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Now on duty: K9 Brew, a Belgian Malinois, gifted to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in appreciation of RomeGaCares’ assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. He’s partnered with Deputy Chris Snyder.

Now on duty: K9 Brew, a Belgian Malinois, gifted to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in appreciation of RomeGaCares’ assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. He’s partnered with Deputy Chris Snyder.

On Dec. 17, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office was gifted Brew, a Belgian Malinois, by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Florida to be our newest K9 Deputy. This kind gesture was done in response to our assistance during the aftermath of Hurricane Michael with the RomeGaCares project. Deputy Chris Snyder, with whom Brew is… Read more

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Rome man, 35, faces homicide by vehicle, other charges in Feb. 3 collision on Ga. 101 that claimed the life of his wife.

Rome man, 35, faces homicide by vehicle, other charges in Feb. 3 collision on Ga. 101 that claimed the life of his wife.

A Rome man faces felony first-degree homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving and another count following a Feb. 3 collision that killed his wife, according to Floyd County Jail records. Charles Brandon Slaton, 35, surrendered at the county jail. He had been recovering from injuries he sustained in the accident on Ga. 101… Read more

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7:15 p.m. Traffic: Both lanes of U.S. 411 at Spout Springs Road near Cave Spring now open after truck overturns.

7:15 p.m. Traffic: Both lanes of U.S. 411 at Spout Springs Road near Cave Spring now open after truck overturns.

7:15 p.m. Both lanes of U.S. 411 (Cave Spring Highway) at Spout Springs Road are now open after this afternoon crash. Traffic to and from Cave Spring is going to be rough during this evening’s commute as a truck has overturned on the highway. The Floyd County Police Department reports that “Cave Spring Highway is… Read more

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Gordon County Sheriff: Traffic stop ends with seizure of large amount of meth; Fairmount driver also charged with obstruction after confronting deputies.

Gordon County Sheriff: Traffic stop ends with seizure of large amount of meth; Fairmount driver also charged with obstruction after confronting deputies.

  From Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: At about 2:40 p.m. Thursday, a deputy sheriff stopped a suspicious Honda Civicautomobile on Cook Road in the Resaca community. When the driver stepped out, the deputy discovered a large amount of methamphetamine on his person. When the deputy attempted to take the driver, subsequently identified as Matthew Lamar Lyn… Read more

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