A few police reports chronicling strange happenings in Cartersville and Bartow County in the last day or so caught our eyes at Cartersville Patch. Here are the stories:
Man Says He Fell Into Manhole on Cass-White
A man walking Tuesday morning near the intersection of Cass-White Road and Kent Drive in Cartersville says he fell into a manhole.
The man, 40, an apparent resident of the area, told authorities he was walking from Howard Johnson to get a biscuit about 5 p.m. when he fell into the hole, which was about 8 feet deep, according to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, attached.
He then used his cell phone to call friends and nearly an hour later, emergency response crews were dispatched to help.
"[The man] was extracted from the manhole and transported to the Cartersville Medical Center by the Bartow County EMS," a deputy reported. "While on scene I did not observe any marks around the manhole indicating that [he] attempted to stop his fall. Due to the rain, the ground was muddy but I did not observe any mud on [his] clothes. While in the ambulance, EMS cut away [his] clothing, at which time I did not observe any cuts, scrapes or redness on [him], indicating a fall."
Woman: Man Pointed Gun in My Face, Threatened to Kill Me at Gas Station
A local woman says a man waiting in line at a gas station became so angry that he pulled out a gun, pointed it at her face and threatened to kill her.
The Cartersville woman called police Tuesday night to report the incident at Get 'N Fly, which she said happened about two hours earlier, according to the Cartersville Police Department report, attached. She told police her 10-year-old son was standing in line to make a purchase and she asked him, "What's taking so long?"
She said the man, who also was standing in line, turned around and asked if she was in a hurry, and she answered, "yes."
"Then you better take your ass somewhere else," the suspect said, according to the woman, who said the man then reached into his waistband, brandished a small handgun, pointed it at her face and said, "I'll blow your [expletive] brains out."
The alleged victim asked if he was going to do so in the prescence of her child, and the man replied, "I'll kill all of y'all," according to the woman. She said he kept gun pointed at her face as he exited the store saying, "Say something else."
Reported Gunshots Lead to Alleged 5 Ounce Pot Find
A foursome pulled over after police received a shots-fired call in the area Baker and Stokely streets in Cartersville resulted in four arrests on marijuana distribution and firearms charges.
The 911 caller tipped police to a "suspicious" white SUV and police found one in the area following the call shortly before midnight Tuesday, according to the Cartersville Police Department report, attached.
Police say Ronald Michelle Osburn Jr., 22, of Cotton Bend Road in Cartersville, shoved his ID down his pants and in the back of his underwear. After police found a small bag of suspected marijuana in Osburn's pocket, he allegedly struggled with police in the street, and was Tased.
"I give up. I give up. I give up," he said, according to the police report. Police report they also found oxycodone pills and a spent .40 shell casing on Osburn.
Authorities suspect Byron Orlando Bernard Hall, 22, of Baker Street, stashed a .40 Taurus firearm behind the rear tire of a nearby parked car. They say more than 5 ounces of suspected marijuana and an electronic scale were found in 30-year-old Baker Street resident Ervin Dewarren Jone's car, which was parked in front of the SUV.
The driver of the vehicle, Derrick Dewon Dorsey, 25, of Rockmart, and Hall and Jones were each arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
and possession of drug-related objects. Osburn faces those and additional charges—possession of a Schedule I narcotic, two counts of obstruction of an officer and probation violation.
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