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Fear Keeps Robbery Victim from Reporting Crime for Five Days

The following information was supplied by the Bartow Sheriff's Office. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A Rome woman took five days to report an armed robbery because she said she was scared.

The victim told Bartow Sheriff's deputies that on March 21 she was to meet with a man she didn't know but who was referred to her in her search for an apartment. When she arrived at the Cartersville address, she texted the man to say she had arrived.

A man she didn't recognize next came up to her car, told her the other man was late and asked for a ride. She agreed, but when the man got into the car, he pulled out a small, short barreled gun that she said looked like a revolver, pointed it at her and said, "Give me your money. I know you have some." He also demanded her jewelry, but told her to keep it when she said it was not real.

The suspect took $500 in cash out of her purse before leaving the car.

Bartow Jail Inmate Starts Scuffle with Deputy

An Adairsville man who was an inmate inside the Bartow County Jail refused to follow a deputy's instructions and ended up in a scuffle with the deputy before he was brought under control, according to another deputy's report.

On March 24 at 7 p.m., the inmate refused to come out of the dorm as instructed, balling his fists and taking an aggressive stance. When the deputy grabbed his shirt to attempt to pull him down the hall, the inmate grabbed his shirt and tried to take the deputy down. During the struggle, both men fell to the floor and the deputy's head struck a wall. Finally the man was forced down the hallway and into a padded cell, where he continued his aggressive manner.

Derrick Emmanuel Winston Jr., 17, of Adairsville was arrested and charged with obstruction, riot in a penal institution and battery on a law enforcement officer.

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