Acworth pair arrested in shooting incident
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According to Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap, on Oct. 30, deputies responded to 3618 Cypress Way in Acworth in response to someone firing a shotgun into a residence and leaving.

Deputies found that two adults were inside the residence during the shooting and one of them was struck by flying glass when the shot struck a window. No serious injuries were reported.

According to the release, Bartow County Sheriff's Office investigators discovered that the shot was fired by Shane Kyle Phillips, 19, of Acworth, and that he had been driven to the location by Tonni Nichole Taylor, 19, also of Acworth.

Investigators believe that the owner of the residence and Phillips exchanged fighting words via text messages in the weeks prior. After the investigation, Phillips and Taylor turned themselves in to the Bartow County Jail.

Phillips is charged with aggravated assault and criminal damage to property in the second degree, and Taylor is charged as a party to the crime of aggravated assault and criminal damage to property in the second degree.

Both are being held at the Bartow County Jail pending a bond hearing.

Three Acworth juveniles charged in burglary, several thefts

According to Millsap, a residential burglary occurred on Creek Trail in Acworth on Oct. 12, in which televisions, clothing and other items were reported stolen.

Two bicycles were later recovered that were reported stolen in Cherokee County. Investigation revealed that the three teens were responsible for the burglary on Creek Trail, and witnesses in Cherokee County connected the three to a separate burglary where two bicycles were taken.

BCSO investigators worked with Cherokee County Sheriff's Office investigators and linked the teens to these crimes. The investigation into their activities continues, and more charges could be added.

The three were detained Friday and ordered to await a hearing at an area youth detention center.

Employee reports being robbed after closing

Just before 7 p.m. Sunday, two employees of Sally's Beauty Supply, 215 Market Place Blvd., reported being robbed.

According to the BCSO report, the two locked the business and turned around to find a white male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds with blonde hair, standing against a column.

One of the women said the man approached and asked for a cigarette. When the two kept walking, the man allegedly snatched the deposit bags from one of the women and fled.

The pair gave chase but lost sight of the man in the parking lot.

The man left the scene in a red or maroon SUV.