A police officer patrolling the area of South Erwin and West Main streets due to "ongoing alcoholic beverage-related issues" witnessed the Sunday incident about 1:20 a.m., according to the Cartersville Police Department report, attached.
Jennifer Paulette Franklin, 33, of Huntcliff Drive in Cartersville, had been in a verbal altercation with the man, who she said made false statements about her, and admitted to striking him, police say.
Although the back of his head was red and swollen, the alleged victim declined medical treatment and decided not to pursue criminal charges against Franklin. Police took matters into their own hands, however.
Franklin was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct "for [allegedly] being intoxicated to the point she was involved in a physical altercation in the lot and unable to care for herself," an officer wrote.
She was taken to the police station and released on bond.
Police Twice Order Man to 'Zip Up'
In a separate incident in the same parking lot, a police officer had to at least twice order a man to zip up his pants.
Patrolling about 3:20 a.m., also due to "ongoing alcoholic beverage-related issues," an officer spotted Devin Lane Shedd, 25, stumble from between two parked cars and allegedly urinate as he faced a nearby fence.
"I exited my vehicle and ordered Mr. Shedd to stop what he was doing. Mr. Shedd then turned towards me and was ordered to 'zip up' at least two times," the officer reported. "After being told to buckle his pants, I spoke briefly to Mr. Shedd. I could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his
Shedd, of Simpson Trail in Cartersville, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct "as he was [allegedly] too intoxicated to care for himself as shown by the public urination," according to the incident report, attached.
He was processed at the police station and released to the Bartow County jail.
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