Man Who Attempted Courthouse Suicide Accused of Molesting Boy

Jamie Lamar Green, 41, is accused in connection with incidents between March and May 2006 at two Camp Sunrise addresses in Cartersville.

Credit: Teresa Harris
Credit: Teresa Harris
The man Bartow County authorities say tried to commit suicide by slitting his throat at the courthouse is accused of molesting a boy back in 2006.

Jamie Lamar Green, 41, of Camp Sunrise NW in Cartersville, which is near Cassville, walked into the main entrance of the Frank Moore Administration and Judicial Center about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, pulled out a knife and cut his own neck before reaching the security checkpoint, according to Sheriff Clark Millsap.

Bartow County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said Green was taken to Kennestone Hospital with what authorities had described as a serious injury to his neck and for treatment and evaluation. But a hospital spokeswoman Wednesday afternoon said no one by the name Jamie Green was a patient at Kennestone in nearby Kennesaw.

Green was due in court at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday for a calendar call in preparation for a round of jury trials set for next week, according to the Bartow County Clerk of Superior Court's online records. His case was among 96 to be considered for trial in Superior Court Judge Shepherd Howell's courtroom during the week of Dec. 9.

No attorney is listed for Green in the clerk of court's records.

He is accused of aggravated child molestation, including sodomy, child molestation and two counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes, according to the indictment, which was handed down by the Grand Jury in October.

The allegations stem from incidents that allegedly occurred between March and May of 2006, according to the indictment. The Bartow County Sheriff's Office brought the charges against Green and he was arraigned, or formally notified of them, in October.

Green was arrested on the charges May, 30, 2012, according to the arrest warrants, which indicate the alleged victim was a boy between the ages of 12 and 13. The indictment indicates the alleged incidents occurred at two Camp Sunrise addresses, one of which is listed on Bartow County jail and court documents as Green's residence.

Green was released from jail July 31, 2012, on a $30,000 bond.

Rogers said Green will not face any charges in connection with the attempted suicide.

Workers late Wednesday appeared to be cleaning the entryway to the Frank Moore Administration and Judicial Center, where Green was struck with a Taser by courthouse security after pulling a knife and injuring himself.
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Kim Jacobson December 05, 2013 at 06:21 AM
I wonder if this sick individual thought this would get him any sympathy? If you are anything like me anyone that harms a child needs to die!! Hopefully, the JUDGES of Bartow County WILL NOT feel sorry for this DISGUSTING PERVERT and will SENTENCE HIM to LIFE under the prisons in the STATE of GEORGIA!! I also BELIEVE that it is WRONG to let anyone out of jail after they have been charged with any type of SEXUAL MISCONDUCT against a child!! This is just plain DISGUSTING!!
Bilal Mahmood December 05, 2013 at 06:51 AM
@Kim jacobson.. Slow down. the person is "accused". Let the courts do their job. No accused deserves to die till the law of the land judges it correctly, else everybody is presumed innocent. Keep precautions from ALL when it comes to the safety for yourself and your children and your community as a whole.
Karen Shields Hovers December 05, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Well put Bilal....


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