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Report: Man Assaulted While Trying To Repossess Vehicle

The following information was compiled from an incident report from the Bartow County Sheriff's Office. It does not indicate guilt or a conviction.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch

Two people were arrested last week for allegedly assaulting a man who was trying to repossess a vehicle last week. 

Cartersville residents Clarence Edward Floyd, 43, and Temariel Patrice Luckett, 24, were booked into the Bartow County Jail just after midnight on June 12 and both face one count of aggravated assault in the incident, which occurred on Paige Street in unincorporated Cartersville.

According to an incident report from the Bartow County Sheriff's Office, the alleged victim told the responding deputy he was attempting to repossess Luckett's vehicle late in the evening on June 11 when the assault started.

The man told Luckett she could get her property out of the vehicle, but she started "making a scene." The man then told deputies he pulled the car into the road so he could strap the vehicle onto his recovery truck. 

As he began to strap the vehicle onto his truck, Floyd allegedly grabbed a flashlight from the recovery truck and began hitting him in the head. The victim told deputies that Luckett also started hitting him with the flashlight. 

"[The victim] said they both beat him for several minutes until he was able to escape and run [away] down the road and call 911 for help," according to the report.

The deputy spoke with Floyd, who said he was inside when Luckett came and told him "her car was being repo-ed and the driver almost hit her son with the car."

Floyd told the deputy he never attacked the victim, but never clarified what happened, the report states. 

Luckett told the deputy she was "attempting to get her property from her vehicle when the repo man took off, almost hitting her and her son." Luckett said she went to retrieve Floyd, and they both confronted the driver. 

The woman told the deputy the man repossessing her vehicle jumped out his truck with a Taser. An argument ensued and the driver "started running down the road."

Luckett reiterated that she never touched him, but "would never tell me what actually happened," the deputy wrote in the report.

However, a witness at the scene told the responding deputy he saw the driver pull up alongside the road and get out of his vehicle. 

The witness said he saw both Luckett and Floyd go "towards the driver and...heard what seemed to be a "scuffle" but couldn't see because of his location."

Both Luckett and Floyd have since bonded out of jail. 

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