The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people in connection with falsely reporting a crime last month.
Deputies were requested to respond to Cartersville Medical Center on the evening of November 26th at 7:45 for a reported stabbing.
Deputies met with the victim (36-year-old Ervine Garvey) and his girlfriend (42-year-old Myrna Mason). Both are from Cartersville.
Garvey had told hospital staff that he had been assaulted during a robbery attempt at Sparkles Car Wash on Evergreen Trail in Cartersville while he was there to wash his car. Mason gave details, stating that they were at the car wash when a male approached Garvey, demanded money, and stabbed him once in the abdomen before running away after Garvey said he didn’t have any money.
Garvey was treated at Cartersville Medical Center and released.
Investigators with the sheriff’s office obtained video surveillance from the area and no such event was captured, nor was the victim seen in the area during the alleged time of the event. When confronted with this information, Garvey and Mason then changed their story with Garvey stating it happened behind his home and Mason saying that she did not witness the assault as she was inside the home. While investigators are unclear what led to the assault, they are clear that there was no armed robbery attempt as originally reported at the car wash.
Garvey and Mason were booked into the Bartow County Jail last week and charged with making false statements. Mason was released on bond. Garvey remains in jail on an additional violation of probation charge.