Man Found Beaten, Robbed on Side of Road

The victim, 31, said he was attacked near Harrison and Mission roads in Cartersville by two men in a gold sedan, who left with $30.

A local man was taken to the hospital by ambulance following a Thursday night attack at Harrison and Mission roads in Cartersville.

The victim, 31, said he was walking down the road about 9:30 p.m. when two men in a gold car stopped and began beating him, according to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, attached. The duo kicked the victim in the face and punch him in the ribs, he said.

The men took an item from the victim's bag, possibly his wallet, which a passerby found in the grass nearby. The victim, who complained of rib-area pain and had a swollen cheek, said the robbers took $30 from the wallet. He was taken to Cartersville Medical Center for treatment, according to the report.

Deputies were dispatched to the roadside about 9:50 p.m., and the man who called 911 said he had turned onto Harrison Road and spotted a duffel bag in the middle of the road.

The victim was lying in the grass next to the road.

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steve October 27, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Bartow county is starting to see more and more crime and its gonna get worse due to the growth and more minoritys moving up here.
Scrumpty a la cart October 27, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Nationwide violent crime is up. It's just my opinion however, I feel that it has a LOT more to with the state of the economy than population or ethnicity. If people have jobs, they don't need to steal. If you voted for Obama the last time to prove you're not a racist. You have to vote for Romney this time to prove you're not an idiot
Jenn Bates Allen October 28, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Crime is committed by people. Period. Minority or not, a criminal is a criminal. It has nothing to do with skin color or ethnicity. Your remark was of pure bigotry. Plain and simple, sir.
Harry October 29, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Between 1976 and 2005, African-Americans, 12.6% of the population in the last census, committed 52.2% of all homicides. That is, over the 30-year period, African-Americans committed murder at about 7.33 times the white rate. (Whites here include Hispanics.) Of homicides committed by strangers, on average, 18.77% involved blacks killing whites, while in 5.08% of the cases, whites killed blacks. African-Americans were therefore nearly 3.7 times more likely to kill a white than a white to kill a black To provide some raw numbers, in 2005, the last year for which the DOJ statistics are available, 10,285 African-Americans committed murders. As 8.8% of these were "black on white," there were, assuming only one death per murderer, 905 whites killed, almost 2.5 per day. In the same year, again assuming one killing per perpetrator, 267 blacks were murdered by whites (3.2% of 8,350 killings). Crime is a young man's métier. The vast majority of the 52.2% of U.S. murders committed by African-Americans are the work of the roughly 2% of the population who are black males between the ages of 15 and 25. Would these figures, courtesy of Eric Holder, surprise most Americans?


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