Lt. J.M. Fowler of Adairsville police said King is charged with domestic terrorism, reckless conduct, possession of an explosive device and transportation of an explosive device. These charges are in addition to Bartow County Sheriff’s Office charging King with aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act, aggravated battery (FVA), aggravated battery (FVA), battery (FVA), terroristic theats and acts (FVA) and two counts of cruelty to children (FVA).
According to the BCSO incident report, a deputy was dispatched to a Trimble Hollow Road residence at approximately 6:50 p.m. Tuesday in response to a domestic dispute. The victim said she had been in a verbal argument with her boyfriend, King.
The victim said she was outside with King when she asked him to give their daughter a bath. After making this request, King allegedly became irate, grabbed her and threw her onto the hood of his Cadillac. Then King allegedly grabbed her off the hood and threw her onto the ground.
According to the victim, King began to punch and kick her all over her body and he choked her several times with his hand. The victim also said King grabbed a metal stick and stood over her while holding it as she was laying on the ground. The victim could not remember if King hit her with the stick.
The victim went inside the residence to check on her children when King began yelling at her. As he accused her of cheating, the victim said she walked into the bathroom. King allegedly began punching, slapping and kicking her inside the bathroom. The victim also believed King pulled out some of her hair. The victim also said King tore off her clothes as he attacked her.
The report states the victim went into the kitchen next, where King allegedly placed a cloth towel around the victim’s neck and began choking her. The victim said King also used a belt to strike her across the back. The victim added King made her look at him and he said he would kill her.
King reportedly passed out and slept and left the residence prior to the deputy arriving on scene.
The deputy observed several substantial the victim’s arms, legs and back area and a substantial laceration at the top of her head. Her right hear also was extremely bruised and swollen.
According to the report, the victim said she had difficulty remembering everything that took place between her and King due to her injuries. When asked if she became physical with King, the victim said no.
Photos were taken of the victim’s injuries and a be-on-the-lookout was placed on King’s vehicle. It was this BOLO that led Adairsville police to pull King over near International Parkway.
After taking King into custody, according to the APD release, officers on the scene saw a suspicious device in the front seat of King’s vehicle. Based on the way the device was made, the officers believed it was a dangerous instrument.
The area was evacuated and cordoned off and the Northwest Georgia Bomb Squad responded to the scene. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also arrived on scene. It was determined the device was an explosive.
It also was determined that it was too unsafe to dismantle the bomb on scene, according to the release. The bomb squad removed the device from the vehicle and transported it to another location where it was safely disposed of.
Man runs 1 mile to avoid arrest
A suspect ran approximately 1 mile in an attempt to avoid Cartersville police early Wednesday morning.
According to the Cartersville incident report, officers were responding to a possible prowler on Courrant Street when they saw Jeremy Graham and two other women sitting outside a Martin Luther King Jr. Drive residence. One officer stopped to speak with them and asked if they had seen or heard anything. The officer asked Graham for his identification, which he reportedly did not have. The officer checked Graham through the database using his name and date of birth. An active warrant was found.
When the officers attempted to arrest Graham, he allegedly turned his back toward one of them and said, “Ahh hell naw” and began running west on MLK.
The reporting officer followed Graham during the foot pursuit down MLK, around the back of several homes and over a chain link fence. According to the report, the officer lost his portable radio during the pursuit. After 5 to 7 minutes the officer was able to apprehend Graham between two residences on Montgomery Street.
Graham was charged with probation violation and obstruction. He was transported to Bartow County Jail without incident.