Body discovered on Collins Drive identified
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Authorities released the name of a man whose body was discovered Saturday night alongside Collins Drive.

Michael Rouen, 58, of Cartersville was found by a passing motorist about 9:40 p.m. about 100 yards from Tennessee Street.

Rouen suffered abrasions, according to a Cartersville police officer, although callers told 911 the man was bleeding from the head, chest and arm. An incident report on the death did not include details on any noted injuries.

The officer told reporters at the scene that police were not ruling out the possibility of a hit and run or the body being dumped at the Collins Drive location.

Two arrested in Emerson murder named

The Bartow County Sheriff's Office last week arrested and charged two individuals in connection with the June 25 murder of Tim Buck in Emerson.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, Ted Debaise Robinson, 29, and Justin Cody Wise, 24, both of Cartersville, face charges of murder and armed robbery in the case.

Robinson is currently in custody in another metro Atlanta jail on unrelated charges and will be brought to Bartow County Jail once released. Wise is currently in the Bartow County Jail.

Authorities on Monday declined to offer additional details on the case or disclose where Robinson was being held. They also would not discuss further the armed robbery charge.

Buck, 46, was found shot in the head at a Harvest Way residence by a resident of the home.

BCSO arrested Antonio Shamarr Linley, 22, on June 30 in connection with the case. He is charged with murder.

Eight homes on North Pointe Drive

have mailboxes damaged

Cartersville police were called to eight homes on North Pointe Drive Sunday after mailboxes were damaged or stolen.

According to the reports, residences at 40, 44, 46, 48, 50, 74, 78 and 94 North Pointe Drive filed reports of someone doing damage to their mailbox overnight, most by striking it with an unknown object.

The resident at 78 North Pointe Drive had her box stolen.

Man arrested after son is left in locked vehicle

Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies on Sunday arrested a Cartersville man after his son was removed from a locked vehicle.

According to the incident report, a witness at Ross, 867 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, heard the 1-year-old crying loudly from inside the locked vehicle with the ignition off.

She told deputies she looked into the vehicle and saw the boy sweating profusely and crying loudly. She said she then went inside the store and asked who the child belonged to. When no one spoke up, she and a store manager went back to the vehicle and reached through a cracked window and unlocked the car.

The two took the boy inside the store, and after a few minutes, Theron Cobb walked up and asked how the baby got inside. When asked what happened, he told the women he had left the window down so the baby would be OK, according to the report.

Cobb told deputies initially that he was gone only for a minute while he went to the door to speak to his mother. He then said he had found his mother inside and she asked him to hold items. He said he did not intentionally harm the boy and was gone for only a moment.

Other witnesses verified the statements made by the witness and store manager, including one who said Cobb located his son only after coming to the front to make a purchase.

The infant was taken to Cartersville Medical Center for treatment.

Cobb was arrested and charged with second-degree cruelty to children under the Family Violence Act.