A 33-year-old Cartersville man reports an early morning robbery
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A 33-year-old Cartersville man who reported an early morning robbery Saturday said a man pointed a gun at his head, and told him not to look and to drive.

The victim told Cartersville police an unknown man jumped in his vehicle while he waited for a light at Cassville and Sugar Valley roads around 1:30 a.m., according to the incident report. The man had exited a vehicle behind the victim's car.

The victim drove past the Cassville Road train overpass, taking a right on Fairview Drive as the other vehicle followed.

The gunman then asked the victim for his wallet, and exited the truck, taking the wallet and keys, which he threw on the ground.

The robber left in the vehicle that had been following the truck. The victim reported the wallet was valued at $20, and contained a credit and debit card, along with his identification.

He told police he was "too afraid and upset and everything was so fast" that he could not give a description of the vehicle or armed robber.



Adairsville PD arrests five, including jail escapee, on drug charges

A Newton County woman who was wanted for escape from the Newton County Jail was one of five individuals arrested by the Adairsville Police Department on drug charges Thursday.

According to Chief Charles Stafford, APD investigators made the arrests after conducting a weeklong undercover narcotics investigation.

The investigation culminated when authorities searched a local hotel and recovered U.S. currency, marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription medication. Investigators also found a law enforcement jacket belonging to a local agency.

During the investigation, officials discovered that one of the suspects was wanted for escape out of Newton County. Taffy Michelle Rogers, 29, of Newton County was charged with possession of methamphetamine, theft by receiving stolen property, forgery in the first degree, giving false name and date of birth to a law enforcement officer and the outstanding arrest warrant for escape.

Other arrested individuals were:

* Wesley Granville Wilson, 59, of 5516 Fairmount Highway, Calhoun, who was charged with possession of methadone with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of methamphetamine.

* Priscilla Couch, 46, of 304 Mt. Vernon Drive, Calhoun; Robert McEntire, 38, of 118 Cherry St., Calhoun; and Nathan Emery Howard, 22, of 4143 Highway 411, Kingston, were all charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Stafford in a Thursday news release said the five were being held in the Bartow County Jail pending a bond, and that more charges may follow.

Woman allegedly hits man in the head with vase

An Emerson woman reportedly angry over money was accused of breaking a vase over a man's head Thursday.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, deputies were dispatched to the Emerson home around 8 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses reported JoAnne Broadnax, 53, of 13 11th St., Emerson, had been asked to leave by a man she allegedly hit over the head with a vase.

The ceramic vase was shattered and the man had small pieces of the vase in his hair and on his neck and shirt, according to the report. Broadnax told deputies she only threw the vase in the man's direction and it did not strike him, the report said.

She was charged with aggravated assault and criminal trespass, both under the Family Violence Act.

Accidents and injuries

Georgia State Patrol reported 10 accidents with seven non-life threatening injuries in the 48 preceding 3:15 p.m. Saturday.

Cartersville police responded to six Thursday crashes with two injuries and five Friday traffic incidents.