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Local Man Escapes Prison Detail, Recaptured

Two Georgia inmates and alleged members of a white supremacist prison gang have been recaptured after escaping work detail Wednesday in Thomaston, Georgia. One was serving a sentence following his arrest in Bartow County in 2018. Zachary Glenn Rampley, who was convicted of several crimes in Bartow County, was taken back into custody around 2:30 [...]

By |August 1st, 2019|General|Comments Off on Local Man Escapes Prison Detail, Recaptured

DA Seeks Death Penalty Against Former Cartersville Resident

A man with Bartow County ties accused of killing 4 people and injuring another in Rockmart January may receive the death penalty, if a Polk County prosecutor gets his way. 27-year-old Daylon Delon Gamble, a former Cass High School student, is facing four counts of murder. District Attorney Jack Browning filed a notice of intent [...]

By |July 31st, 2019|General|Comments Off on DA Seeks Death Penalty Against Former Cartersville Resident

Local Man Pulled From River, Arrested

A Kingston man was removed from the water at the Hardin Bridge Boat Launch on Friday afternoon. According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was advised by fire personnel that a male was in the river without a vest and was believed to be under the influence. The male, who was identified as [...]

By |July 31st, 2019|General|Comments Off on Local Man Pulled From River, Arrested

Woman charged with meeting late night inmate crew at Johnson Elementary

A Cartersville woman has been charged with meeting prison inmates at a Floyd County School during the night hours and providing contraband and alcohol to the work crew. The Floyd County Prison is now investigating the incident. According to the Floyd County Police Department, Angela Machel Chastain, 43, was arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday and [...]

By |July 30th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Woman charged with meeting late night inmate crew at Johnson Elementary

Wednesday Accident Sends Two to Hospital

An impaired driver struck a vehicle on Wednesday, sending one person to an Atlanta area hospital by life-flight. According to the Georgia State Patrol, a 2003 Chevrolet, driven by Mikah Green of White, was traveling east on Highway 20 while a 2011 Toyota Camry, driven by Cristy Garcia of Cartersville, was traveling west. The Chevrolet [...]

By |July 5th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Wednesday Accident Sends Two to Hospital

Woman Arrested After Assault

The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office booked Amaziah Chatmon of Cartersville into the Bartow County jail on Thursday and charged her with aggravated assault by strangulation, kidnapping, cruelty to children in the first degree, and battery from an incident that occurred on Monday. According to police reports, the victim claimed that Chatmon dragged her down the [...]

By |June 28th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Woman Arrested After Assault

Saturday Murder-Suicide Update

The Bartow County Sheriff's Office releases information about Saturday's murder-suicide investigation. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, the three persons involved have been identified as Nayeli Fernandez-Diaz, 34; Matthew McArthur, 42 - both of White, Georgia; and Jose Flores-Neve, 37 of Kennesaw. Flores-Neve and Fernandez-Diaz were married but reported to have been separated since last year. [...]

By |June 3rd, 2019|General|Comments Off on Saturday Murder-Suicide Update

Three Dead From Murder-Suicide

Three people were killed in a murder-suicide that occurred on Gray Road off Ruday York Road in Cartersville on Saturday, according to the Jonathan Rogers with the Bartow County Sheriffs Office. Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton said he was unable to release the names of the deceased as law enforcement was still on the scene [...]

By |June 1st, 2019|General|Comments Off on Three Dead From Murder-Suicide

Sunday Fatal Accident

On Sunday just before noon, a fatal, two-vehicle accident occurred on Georgia Highway 61 at Liberty Square Drive. According to GSP reports, it was determined the crash occurred between a motorcycle and a passenger car. The motorcycle, driven by 73-year-old Joe Gersh of Louisiana, attempted to leave a private drive across the highway to Liberty [...]

By |May 27th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Sunday Fatal Accident

Three Locals On Shortlist for Judgeship

Three locals were named to a shortlist given to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to fill the spot left open in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit by late Judge Carey Nelson’s passing. District Attorney Rosemary Greene, Cherokee Judicial Circuit Chief Public Defender Christopher Paul and local attorney Jeff Watkins were the three names given to Governor Kemp [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|General|Comments Off on Three Locals On Shortlist for Judgeship