Two people have been arrested in an ongoing armed robbery investigation. The robbery
occurred on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 at the Budgetel Inn located at 35 Carson Loop in Cartersville.
According to a press release from the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Eric Hartsfield, 25,
of Cartersville has been arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, False
Imprisonment, and Interference with a 911 call for help. Amanda Lynn Johnson, 35, of Adairsville has
been arrested and charged with Armed Robbery. Both Hartsfield and Johnson are currently being
held in the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Center without a bond.
The victim in the incident reported to deputies he was robbed at gunpoint by two white male
subjects in his room after answering a knock at his room door. The victim did not know the
male subjects at the time of the incident. The two males entered the victim’s room grabbing
him around the neck from behind and choked him.
The subjects then took approximately six thousand five hundred dollars ($6,500.00) in cash, a
cell phone, and keys belonging to the victim. The victim was told if the called 911 harm would be done
to him. The phone cable was removed from the wall in the victim’s room by the subjects before leaving.
Johnson was aware of the victim’s money due to her having been at the victim’s room prior to
the incident. The incident occurred after Johnson’s departure.
The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected. Anyone with information is asked
to contact the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office at 770-382-5050 extension 6026.