According to Sheriff Clark Millsap in a press release Friday -- two individuals have been charged in connection to the November theft from a Dawn Drive residence. The original incident report stated that the silverware was a family heirloom of eight place settings that had been handed down from several generations.
Cynthia Lynn Beach, 27, and Christopher Gray Turner, 28, have been charged with felony theft by taking. Beach was arrested for an unrelated charge and has since been arrested on this charge. She is currently booked in the Bartow County Jail. Turner has not been arrested and has outstanding warrants for this case. Anyone knowing Turner's whereabouts is asked to call 911 and report his location.
The silverware had been sold at a local pawn shop for its silver value and was unable to be recovered.
Fire at Cartersville residence
On Friday around 8:19 p.m., the Bartow County Fire Department responded to a fire at a residence at 25 River Birch Court in Cartersville. According to firefighter Chris Pealor, one "occupant had minor burns" after a fire began in living quarters over a garage. Three firetrucks and a ladder truck responded. Pealor said there is a possibility that the fire was caused by a candle, but at this time the cause is still undetermined. All units returned to service around 11:47 p.m.
Man arrested after dispute over borrowed tools results in simple battery
On Friday around 7:46 p.m., a Bartow County deputy responded to a reported domestic altercation in Cartersville.
According to the complainant, his mother and father had been in a domestic altercation with his nephew. The father asked the nephew to bring borrowed tools back including a paint roller because the tools were needed. The father said the nephew began to cuss at him.
The mother said she told the nephew to stop or she would call 911. The nephew continued to cuss and punched the father in the left side of the head-- the father was sitting in a chair at the time. According to the mother, the father never had a chance to stand. She said she attempted to call 911 but the nephew grabbed her wrist and twisted it -- taking the phone away from her. The mother attempted to use the father's phone but the nephew took that phone as well. She told the nephew she was going to call 911 at the neighbor's residence and the nephew left.
The deputy observed a red mark on the left side of the father's head near his ear. Both the father and the mother of the complainant refused an ambulance.
The nephew was arrested for two counts of simple battery under the Family Violence Act and one count of obstructing an emergency call for help.