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Local man sets cars, porches on fire in domestic disputes


The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Cartersville man who allegedly set two cars and two porches on fire during two separate domestic incidents Monday morning.

As of Thursday night, Randy Weaver, of Cartersville, was still on the loose.

In one incident, Weaver and his wife got into an argument about a truck. Weaver allegedly ran the truck through a fence in the yard and into the porch at around 9 a.m. on Cedar Creek Road.

Weaver’s wife told police that he was trying to run her over.

According to the police report, Weaver’s wife smelled burning plastic five to 10 minutes later. She looked outside to find her porch on fire.

After the incident, Weaver moved on to his sister’s home on Dogwood Lane. There, he allegedly struck his sister’s roommate in the face during an argument over whether his sister’s boyfriend was having an affair with the roommate.

According to the report, Weaver and his sister, Johnnie Houston, threatened to burn the house down. Weaver proceeded to set two cars, including the one he crashed into his porch earlier, on fire with a “flamethrower.” He also set the porch to that home on fire.

After setting the fires, Houston and Weaver left.

According to the report, warrants for Weaver’s arrest have been taken out under charges of two counts of second-degree arson, two counts of first-degree arson and battery. 

Warrants for Houston have been taken out under charges of battery and two counts of terroristic threats.