2 arrested in rash of burglaries in recent months
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Two Cartersville men were arrested and charged for their involvement in five burglaries around Bartow County. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, patrol deputies stopped two men in a Volvo station wagon on Highway 41 near Gentilly Boulevard after a lookout was following an attempted burglary on Vaughn Road.

Deputies arrested Dustin Yockachonis, 23, and William Henderson, 25, both of Cartersville. The men were in possession of stolen property and identified as the pair who attempted to burglarize the Vaughn Road home. Bartow County investigators followed up on information revealed during the traffic stop and interviews that led them to believe the pair was involved in more burglaries.

Investigators were able to connect the two men to five burglaries in the past two months where more than $80,000 worth of valuables and jewelry were stolen. Investigators have recovered more than $10,000 of stolen property from those burglaries.

Henderson and Yockachonis are being held in the Bartow County jail on $43,500 bond for criminal trespassing, theft by receiving stolen property and five counts of burglary.

Resident threatens to blow up apartment complex

A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he made threats to blow up Stonemill Apartments.

A Bartow County deputy was dispatched to the complex located at 50 Stone Mill Drive in reference to a threat report. The office manager told the deputy she was notified by two witnesses of the threat.

Brain Kerry Mayhew allegedly said he was sick of the people in the apartment complex and that he was going to blow it up. The manager said the complex has had ongoing problems with Mayhew for three weeks, saying he was hateful, irate toward the staff and uses obscene language.

The deputy spoke with the two witnesses who verified the statement; he then made contact with Mayhew, who denied making the threats. Mayhew was arrested for making terroristic threats; a second deputy assisted with handcuffing Mayhew due to him being verbally abusive. En route to the jail he continued to be verbally abusive while banging his head on the glass divider in the back seat.

Man arrested for stolen gun

A Bartow County deputy responded to a call of a suspicious person at 584 Joe Frank Harris Parkway and made contact with a man sitting in a parked car. The man, identified as Nathan Michael Holt, told the deputy he was waiting on a friend. A check revealed no warrants for the suspect, but a stolen weapon was found in his vehicle after the deputy asked Holt if he had any weapons.

Holt advised there was an unloaded pistol in the back seat, but he kept it unloaded because he's not licensed to carry it. A check of the serial number revealed the gun was stolen from Floyd County.

Holt was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property. Holt said he bought the gun from a co-worker two weeks ago and wasn't aware it was stolen.

Suspect with multiple outstanding warrants arrested

A Cartersville police officer patrolling the Courtesy Inn early Wednesday morning observed three males standing next to a car in the parking lot.

When the officer attempted to make contact with them, they walked at a fast pace near the building. Upon approaching them in the hallway, only two could be found. They identified themselves as Travis Levi Patterson and Billy Scott Elrod; a check for Patterson came back unfound, as he used the name Cory Dewayne Patterson along with two false birthdates.

A small bag of methamphetamine was found near the men, who both denied it belonged to them. When the officer attempted to handcuff Patterson, he ran. Patterson was sprayed with OC spray after a short chase when he didn't comply with the officer's commands.

He was arrested and charged on numerous counts, including four counts of giving false information, possession of meth, obstruction of an officer and forgery. Elrod was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon for brass knuckles found on his person.

Man uses work to steal from homeowner

A Cartersville man -- Jason Brent Martin, 35, of 410 Greenridge Road -- was arrested in connection with theft, according to Sheriff Clark Millsap.

Martin allegedly went to 198 Lead Mountain Road searching for work, and between April 18 and May 2, the owner noticed some belongings missing and found some of the property at Martin's residence. During the investigation it was discovered that Martin told the victim some property was damaged by the recent tornado and took it to a recycling yard.

He was charged with one count of theft by taking.